Boxscore
Central Florida 74, South Florida 56
Saturday, November 10, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida
Officials - Tony Chiazza, Ray Natalli, Mike Stuart
Attendance - 7717

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Central Florida 40 34 74
South Florida 24 32 56

Recap


Central Florida 74, South Florida 56: Isaiah Sykes recorded 26 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists as the visiting Knights controlled the Bulls throughout.

Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year Keith Clanton contributed 16 points and 16 rebounds and Tristan Spurlock added 14 points for Central Florida. The Knights dominated the rebounding battle 41-22 and led by as many as 21 in the season opener for both teams.

Jawanza Poland led South Florida with 22 points. The Bulls cut the lead to 12 in the second half a few times, but could get no closer.

Sykes poured in 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the first half as Central Florida led by as many as 18 and settled for a 40-24 halftime advantage. Clanton added nine points and nine rebounds in the opening 20 minutes as the Knights pounded the Bulls on the boards 25-13.

South Florida, which is looking to play more of an up-tempo game this season, made only 9 of 29 shots in the first half. Toarlyn Fitzpatrick scored all seven of his points to lead South Florida before halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Clanton made his 91st consecutive start. … South Florida leads the series 19-7, but Central Florida has won three of the last four. … The teams play again in Orlando on Jan. 2. Central Florida joins the Big East next season.
 

Central Florida Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tristan Spurlock 39:00 5-13 2-6 2-3 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 0 14
Isaiah Sykes 38:00 10-16 0-0 6-14 5 6 11 8 3 2 3 0 26
Rod Days 23:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3
Kasey Wilson 26:00 5-6 2-2 1-2 1 5 6 0 2 1 3 0 13
Keith Clanton 39:00 4-14 0-3 8-12 6 10 16 1 3 0 5 2 16
Staphon Blair 14:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2
Daiquan Walker 16:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 0
Tyler Coons 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dylan Karell 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bobby Horodyski 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-52 5-12 17-31 15 26 41 12 14 5 15 4 74
  50.0% 41.7% 54.8% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 15

South Florida Bulls

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Martino Brock 34:00 2-10 1-2 4-4 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 1 9
Victor Rudd 37:00 3-12 1-4 0-1 1 4 5 0 3 0 1 0 7
Zach LeDay 11:00 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Anthony Collins 35:00 2-8 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 6 4 3 3 0 5
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick 31:00 3-7 1-2 0-2 2 5 7 1 5 0 2 1 7
Kore White 12:00 1-3 0-1 1-2 1 1 2 1 4 1 0 0 3
Javontee Hawkins 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
Jawanza Poland 29:00 8-11 2-3 4-5 3 0 3 0 1 3 1 0 22
Shaun Noriega 4:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jordan Omogbehin 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 201 20-55 5-14 11-17 9 13 22 8 23 7 11 2 56
  36.4% 35.7% 64.7% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 11
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