UCF 64, UAB 54
Keith Clanton scored 14 points to lead four players in double
figures for Central Florida in a 64-54 win over Alabama-Birmingham
on Thursday night in the Conference USA tournament
The Knights (22-9) advance to the semifinal round of the
tournament and will face top seed and regular-season conference
champion Memphis on Friday. UCF split the season series against the
Marcus Jordan and A.J. Rompza added 12 points apiece for the
Knights, while Isaiah Sykes chipped in 10.
The Knights, fresh off a win over against UAB in the
regular-season finale that clinched the season sweep, took control
early for the same result in this postseason meeting. Jordan put in
a layup and knocked down a 3 to help fuel an 11-4 Knights run that
turned a one-point deficit into a six-point lead and UCF led the
rest of the way.
Ovie Soko had 18 points for UAB (15-16).