Feb. 4, 2012
DALLAS (AP) -- Marcus Jordan scored 17 points, and Isaiah Sykes and Tristan Spurlock added 15 apiece, to lead UCF to a 59-52 victory at SMU on Saturday.
The Knights (17-6, 6-3 Conference USA) trailed 29-28 at halftime but started the second half on a 14-2 run and maintained the lead the rest of the way. The Mustangs (10-13, 2-7) came within 49-48 on Jalen Jones' three-point play with 4:28 left before UCF put it away on 3-pointers by Spurlock and Jordan, and at the free-throw line.
Jones tied a career high with 16 points for SMU. Robert Nyakundi had 15 points but no other Mustang scored more than five points.
SMU is back in action Wednesday, Feb. 8 when the Mustangs take on arch-rival TCU. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at smumustangs.com/tickets.
UCF 59 at SMU 52
UCF Knights (17-6, 6-3 C-USA), SMU Mustangs (10-13, 2-7 C-USA)
February 4, 2012
vs. TCU Horned Frogs
Wed., Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. CT
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Audio & Video: SMUMustangs.com
SMU had 9 turnovers (t-2nd fewest this season)
- Tied career-high with 16 points
- Scored 10+ points for the 11th time this season
- Tied career-high with 2 steals
- Grabbed 4 rebounds
- Added 2 assists
- Scored 15 points
- Has 1233 career points (now 20th at SMU)
- Scored 10+ points for 19th time this season
- Was 3-5 on 3FG
- Has 241 career 3FG (3rd at SMU)
- Is 10-15 on 3FG in last three games
- Had 3 rebounds
- Added an assist