UCF 67, Marshall 60

Keith Clanton scored 20 points and Isaiah Sykes added 15 points

and 10 rebounds as Central Florida hung on for a 67-60 win over

Marshall on Wednesday night.

The Knights (18-6, 7-3 Conference USA) needed a 3-pointer from

Marcus Jordan with 14.3 seconds to play to stop a Thundering Herd

rally that had cut a 14-point deficit to just two in the final


Marshall (14-10, 5-5) was led by Damier Pitts with 18 points and

seven assists.

Clanton was the driving force for Central Florida in both

halves. His follow shot completed a 13-2 run early in the second

half that allowed the Knights to pull out to a 44-34 lead with

11:54 left.

Marshall was down 58-44 when Pitts started and finished a 16-4

run with 3-pointers that got the Thundering Herd within 62-60 with

49.7 seconds left in the game.