How impressive was Isaiah Sykes' performance against Stetson Thursday? The junior, who recorded only the third triple-double in UCF history with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, was named ESPN.com's national player of the night after leading the Knights to an 83-66 win.
Here are three quick notes/thoughts on the triple-double and Sykes:
- The triple-double was just the 14th by a Conference USA player since the league's start in 1995.
- The Detroit native showed off a more well-rounded offensive game Thursday. Not only did he score in the paint and in transition, he hit some long jumpers and even went 2-of-4 from 3-point range. Sykes entered the contest 1-of-3 from deep this year.
- Like Keith Clanton this season, Sykes really fills up the box score. In 37 minutes against the Hatters, he also had three steals.