UCF vs. UAB: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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UCF vs. UAB: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
UCF 74
(20-10, 5-5 away)
UAB 70
(15-15, 11-5 home)
Venue: Bartow Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
UCF 35 39 74
UAB 36 34 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
UCF I Sykes 21 I Sykes 11 I Sykes 5
UAB R Rucker 16 R Rucker 13 Q Taylor 5

UCF outscored UAB 39-18 from behind the three-point line and got a road victory against the Blazers 74-70 in C-USA play on Wednesday, Mar. 6. The Knights stay undefeated against UAB this season at 2-0. The Knights got a double-double out of Isaiah Sykes with a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds. Calvin Newell Jr. had 18 points (4 Stl 3 Ast). Rod Rucker registered a double-double for the Blazers on a team-high 16 points and 13 rebounds (4 Ast 3 Stl). UCF (20-10, 9-6 C-USA) takes on Southern Miss (22-8, 11-4 C-USA) on Saturday, Mar. 9 on the road.

UCF Game Notes

  • The last time UCF started the season 20-10 was 2002.
  • UCF beat the spread by 8.5 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Knights have beaten the spread.
  • The Knights have won six close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, UCF is 24-26 in close games.
  • The Knights have won every game this season (8-0) after recording 17 or more free throws made.
  • UCF has won 75 percent of the time this season (6-2) when its three-point percentage has been 46.4 percent or better.
  • UCF has won every game this season (10-0) after holding an opponent to under 38.5 percent field goal percentage.
  • UCF has won 94 percent of the time this season (16-1) when opponents record 70 or fewer total points.
  • This season UCF has won 89 percent of the time (8-1) when Isaiah Sykes has 21 points or more, 92 percent of the time (11-1) when Kasey Wilson has four field goals made or more, and 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Matt Williams has three three-pointers or more.
  • This is the fourth win of the season where the Knights came back after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Isaiah Sykes and Calvin Newell Jr.) accounted for 52.7 percent of the points.
  • Isaiah Sykes accounted for 30.5 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Isaiah Sykes has led the team in scoring 12 times and in rebounding 11 times in 30 games this season.
  • This marks the 17th 20-point game of Isaiah Sykes's career.
  • Isaiah Sykes has 14 straight double-digit point games.
  • Isaiah Sykes recorded a double-double. It was his sixth this season and 12th of his career.
  • Isaiah Sykes had a career high with nine defensive rebounds.
  • Calvin Newell Jr. had a career high with four steals.
  • Kasey Wilson has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Kasey Wilson had a career high with eight defensive rebounds.

UAB Game Notes

  • The Blazers have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, UAB is 38-25 in close games.
  • Rod Rucker recorded a team season high in field goals attempted with 23.
  • The top two scorers (Rod Rucker and Fahro Alihodzic) accounted for 44.2 percent of the points.
  • Rod Rucker accounted for 34.2 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Rod Rucker has led the team in scoring 14 times and in rebounding 20 times in 30 games this season.
  • Rod Rucker recorded the 11th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Rod Rucker has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Rod Rucker.
  • Rod Rucker recorded a double-double. It was the 11th of his career.
  • Jordan Swing has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Fahro Alihodzic set a career high with five offensive rebounds.
UCF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Isaiah Sykes3721115005
AC. Newell Jr.361813402
AKasey Wilson281590011
BMatt Williams28921000
C+Keith Clanton35670114
CDaiquan Walker24313001
D+Staphon Blair12200110
UAB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Rod Rucker3816134311
B+Fahro Alihodzic311551000
B+Jordan Swing341072211
BTerence Jones25845112
B-Preston Purifoy17900100
CRobert Williams20920002
C-A. Scotland-Williamson5310000
D+Quincy Taylor26025104
-Karl Moton4000000

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