Central Florida defeats Rice 77-58Jan 10, 2010 - 2:59 AM ORLANDO, Fla.(AP) -- A.J. Rompza tallied 13 points, five rebounds, six assists and five steals to lead Central Florida to a 77-58 victory over Rice on Saturday.
Keith Clanton scored 17 points for the Knights (9-6, 1-0 Conference USA) and Marcus Jordan, Michael Jordan's son, scored five in his first collegiate start.
The Knights, who snapped a two-game losing streak, led by as many as 21 points in the second half.
After the Owls (6-9, 0-2) took a 19-10 lead on a 9-2 run, UCF outscored Rice 23-5 in a 6-minute span. The spurt included 15 unanswered points, giving the Knights a 31-21 lead with just less than 2 minutes remaining in the first half.
The Knights outscored Rice 36-12 off the bench, but were outrebounded 35-28.
Tamir Jackson scored 17 points, and Trey Stanton 14 as the Owls lost their third straight and their fifth out of six.
- NCAA BB
UCF 77 FINAL
Jan 9 7:02 PM
- NCAA BB
HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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RICE 24 24
UCF 33 33 HALFTIME
HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
RICE - TREY STANTON 7, LAWRENCE GHORAM 5,
ARSALAN KAZEMI 5
UCF - KEITH CLANTON 12, A.J. ROMPZA 8,
R.J. SCOTT 5
Jan 9 5:59 PM
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