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December 20, 2012ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Isaiah Sykes turned in his first career triple-double as UCF rolled over Stetson 83-66 Thursday night.
Sykes had 16 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. The junior had one double-double previously this year and seven for his career, but had never dished out more than eight assists.
The triple-double was the third in school history and first since Kingsley Edwards in 2005.
Keith Clanton led the Knights (7-3) with 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting.
Chris Perez paced the Hatters (3-8) with 20 points and Aaron Graham had 18.
UCF jumped to a 13-4 lead backed by a pair of Kasey Wilson 3-pointers. Staphon Blair put the Knights up 32-22 with two free throws with 4:54 left in the first half, and Stetson never pulled the lead to single digits.
The Knights shot 41.7 percent (10 of 24) from 3-point range, with Wilson hitting 3 of 4.
UCF coach Donnie Jones
UCF players Keith Clanton & Isaiah Sykes
Stetson coach Casey Alexander
Isaiah Sykes & Donnie Jones postgame radio interview with Scott Adams