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Central Florida Defeats Rice 78-67 - Recap

Central Florida earned a 78-67 victory over Rice on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Isaiah Sykes at UCF Arena.

Central Florida did not, however, defeat Rice against the spread, which closed at 17 at most sportsbooks.

Central Florida got 24 points from Calvin Newell and another 14 points from Tristan Spurlock. Keith Clanton contributed 5 assists, while Tristan Spurlock cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Rice got 15 points from Tamir Jackson in a losing cause and another 14 points from Julian DeBose. Max Guercy contributed 6 assists for them, while Tamir Jackson had 5 rebounds.

Central Florida won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-21.