Tulsa vs. UCF: Full Game Preview

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Tulsa vs. UCF: Full Game Preview
Tulsa
(14-12, 5-8 away)
UCF
(17-9, 13-4 home)
Venue: UCF Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Tulsa R Smith 14.5 J Woodard 5.7 S Harrison 2.7
UCF I Sykes 16.0 K Clanton 8.6 I Sykes 4.5

On Saturday, UCF hosts Tulsa at UCF Arena. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. EST. The Knights are 2-4 against the Golden Hurricane over the last four years. They fell 66-61 on Jan. 25, 2012, the last time they met.

Tulsa is in fifth place in the conference and just behind third place UCF with a chance to catch up.

In their last outing, despite 23 points and 11 rebounds from Isaiah Sykes, the Knights fell to Marshall 82-70 on Feb. 20. He contributes team-best marks with 16 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 2 steals per game. For the Golden Hurricane, Scottie Haralson put up 20 points and 9 rebounds in the 72-63 loss to East Carolina on Feb. 20. He contributes 3.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.9 points per game.

Tulsa StatSmack

  • The UCF assist leader (Isaiah Sykes, 118 assists) has more assists than the Tulsa assist leader (Shaquille Harrison, 67 assists).
  • The UCF blocks leader (Keith Clanton, 54 blocks) has more blocks than the Tulsa blocks leader (Brandon Swannegan, 16 blocks).
  • UCF has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Tulsa ($30,189 vs. $39,203).
  • It's only wins and losses, but UCF has a better overall record than Tulsa this season (17-9 vs. 14-12).
  • The UCF rebounding leader (Keith Clanton, 227 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Tulsa rebounding leader (James Woodard, 142 rebounds).
  • Even computers respect UCF more. UCF has a better RPI this season than Tulsa (RPI: No. 101 vs. No. 124).
  • Keith Clanton is ranked 10th in C-USA in points, 4th in C-USA in rebounds, and 47th nationally in blocks.
  • UCF is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on UCF is 77.4 inches compared to 75.9 inches for Tulsa.
  • UCF has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Tulsa ($14,709 vs. $39,203).
TUL Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ James Woodard 29 12 6 2 1 0 2
C S. Haralson 33 10 4 1 1 0 1
C D`Andre Wright 18 9 5 0 0 1 1
C P. Swilling Jr. 26 11 2 2 0 0 2
C Kauri Black 21 8 5 1 1 1 1
C S. Harrison 26 7 4 3 2 0 3
C Rashad Smith 21 15 5 0 1 2 3
C Rashad Ray 22 8 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Tim Peete 19 3 3 1 1 0 1
D+ B. Swannegan 11 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Zeldric King 16 4 2 0 0 0 2
D Nick Wood 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Jamie Booker 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
UCF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Isaiah Sykes 35 16 7 5 2 1 3
B+ Keith Clanton 35 15 9 3 1 2 3
B- T. Spurlock 33 11 6 2 1 1 1
C+ C. Newell Jr. 32 11 2 2 1 0 2
C Kasey Wilson 24 8 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Daiquan Walker 21 4 2 2 0 0 1
D+ Matt Williams 14 5 1 1 0 0 0
D Staphon Blair 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Robert King III 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Rod Days 9 1 1 1 1 0 0
D Dylan Karell 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Tyler Coons 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
D- Bobby Horodyski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Isaac Lang 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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