UCF ekes out 53-50 win over Savannah State

UCF ekes out 53-50 win over Savannah State
November 18, 2012, 4:32 pm
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Tristin Spurlock and Kasey Wilson made four free throws in the final 12.9 seconds to help Central Florida squeeze out a 53-50 win over Savannah State.

Keith Clanton led the Knights (3-0) with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Isaiah Sykes contributed 14 points and five rebounds.

Rashad Hassan led Savannah State (3-2) with 17 points. Cedric Smith added 12 points and Preston Blackman 11 for the Tigers, who led 50-49 with 12.9 seconds left after trailing by as many as 18 in the second half.

It was then Spurlock was fouled, and the junior made both free throws.

Hassan missed a short jumper and Wilson grabbed it, was fouled, and hit both free throws with 1.6 seconds left for the final margin.

Blackman was just short with a half-court attempt to tie the game.