The men's basketball team is getting ready for another contest against a team from Texas after an exciting overtime win against the Houston Cougars this past weekend.
Isaiah Sykes scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while both Keith Clanton and Calvin Newell combined to score 34 of the team's 79 points. The win marked UCF's second victory in Conference USA play and puts them in a tie for fourth place in C-USA.
This Wednesday, the men's basketball team will face the Rice Owls. On Saturday, the Knights will go up against the SMU Mustangs and new head coach Larry Brown. The longtime head coach has spent the majority of his coaching career in the NBA, but the last college team he coached was the Kansas Jayhawks in 1988. He led them to the NCAA Championship that season.
In track and field, the Knights will compete in the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Virginia. UCF has been off to a hot start and was very impressive last week at the Gator Invitational and the Auburn Invitational.
At the Auburn Invitational, freshman distance runner Anne-Marie Blaney broke the school record in the 3000 meters for the second week in a row with a time of 9:44.58. Sophomore Octavious Freeman ran a nation's best 7.19 seconds in the 60 meter dash.
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