Rice vs. UCF: Recap and Stats

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Rice vs. UCF: Recap and Stats
Rice 67
(4-14, 0-7 away)
UCF 78
(13-5, 10-3 home)
Venue: UCF Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Rice 32 35 67
UCF 32 46 78
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Rice T Jackson 16 T Jackson 6 T Jackson 2
UCF K Clanton 17 K Clanton 9 I Sykes 4

On Wednesday, January 23rd, UCF took on Rice and defeated the Owls 78-67 in C-USA play. The Knights were led by Isaiah Sykes, who got a game-high 24 points plus five rebounds. Calvin Newell Jr. was on fire from three-point range, going 5 for 8 to get to a career-high 24 points overall. For the Owls, Tamir Jackson got a team-high 15 points and five rebounds. UCF (13-5, 3-1 C-USA) takes on Southern Methodist (11-9, 1-4 C-USA) on Saturday, January 26th on their home court.

UCF Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 0:34 left to go.
  • UCF has won 89% of the time this season (8-1) when its three-point percentage has been 39.1% or better.
  • The Knights have won 86% of the time this season (6-1) after recording 78 or more total points.
  • UCF has won 91% of the time this season (10-1) when opponents record 67 or fewer total points.
  • This season UCF has won 73% of the time (8-3) when Isaiah Sykes plays 37 minutes or more and 90% of the time (9-1) when Keith Clanton has 10 rebounds or more.
  • The Knights set a season high for free throws made.
  • The last time UCF recorded at least 27 free throws made was Jan 08, 2011 against Houston.
  • UCF set a season low for steals.
  • The Knights have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 10 games.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--UCF has a 9.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Isaiah Sykes recorded a team season high in free throws made with 9.
  • Isaiah Sykes accounted for 30.7% of the team's points.
  • Tristan Spurlock accounted for 31.5% of the team's rebounds.
  • Isaiah Sykes has led the team in scoring in 5 out of 18 games this season.
  • Tristan Spurlock has led the team in rebounding in 5 out of 18 games this season.
  • This marks the 11th 20-point game of Isaiah Sykes's career.
  • This marks the 1st 20-point game of Calvin Newell Jr.'s career.
  • Calvin Newell Jr. had career highs with 24 points and 5 three-pointers.
  • Tristan Spurlock recorded the 4th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Tristan Spurlock recorded a double-double. It was his 3rd this season and 4th of his career.
  • Tristan Spurlock had a career high with 12 rebounds.
  • Keith Clanton recorded the 34th double-digit rebound game of his career.

Rice Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Tamir Jackson and Julian DeBose) accounted for 43.2% of the points.
  • Tamir Jackson has led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding 8 times in 18 games this season.
  • Max Guercy has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Austin Ramljak has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Seth Gearhart.
RICE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATamir Jackson381553102
AMax Guercy351036202
B+Julian DeBose281411100
BAustin Ramljak351410001
B-B. Firozgary11530001
C+Seth Gearhart24613001
DK. Washington19300002
-Ross Wilson6010001
-Dan Peera4001101
UCF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Isaiah Sykes372452121
AC. Newell Jr.362421201
AT. Spurlock3414121102
BKeith Clanton323105002
CMatt Williams12312001
CKasey Wilson25631002
C-Daiquan Walker23421002

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