UCF pulls away late to beat Rice 66-59Mar 7, 2010 - 3:45 AM HOUSTON(AP) -- Taylor Young scored 14 points and Marcus Jordan had 12 to lead UCF to a 66-59 victory against Rice on Saturday.
A.J. Rompza's 3-pointer with 1:09 remaining gave the Golden Knights (14-16, 6-10 Conference USA) the lead for good, 62-59. UCF, which overcame 22 turnovers, clamped down on defense and made four free throws down the stretch.
Connor Frizzelle had 19 points for Rice (8-22, 1-15), and Lawrence Ghoram added 13.
Both schools play on Wednesday in the first round of the C-USA tournament in Tulsa, Okla. UCF, the No. 9 seed, plays eighth-seeded SMU; Rice, the 12th seed, faces No. 5 Tulsa.
- NCAA BB
RICE 59 FINAL
Mar 6 5:01 PM
- NCAA BB
HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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UCF 32 32
RICE 25 25 HALFTIME
HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
UCF - TAYLOR YOUNG 10, P.J. GAYNOR 8,
KEITH CLANTON 4
RICE - CONNOR FRIZZELLE 11, CHRIS EVERSLEY 5,
TAMIR JACKSON 3
Mar 6 3:56 PM
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