Dec. 12 Men's Basketball Recap

Go C-USA! Keith Clanton
Keith Clanton

Dec. 12, 2012

UCF senior Keith Clanton hit 14-of-15 field goals to score a career-high 30 points in the Knights' 72-62 victory against Bethune Cookman Wednesday. Clanton also grabbed 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season and 22nd of his career. Rice also had a pair of outstanding individual performances as senior Tamir Jackson tossed in a season-best 26 points and Julian DeBose scored a career-high 16 against Long Island.

Complete C-USA Standings and Results

C-USA Season Statistics

UCF 72, Bethune Cookman 62
Long Island 97, Rice 70


  • UCF senior Keith Clanton (Orlando, Fla.) scored a career-high 30 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and was credited with four assists in the Knights' 72-62 win over Bethune Cookman. Clanton was an impressive 14-of-15 from the field. His 93.3-percent shooting performance was highest field goal percentage in a NCAA game since Stephen F. Austin's Matt Kinglsey (15-of-16) in 2008. As a team, UCF shot a blistering 61.5 percent from the field and scored 58 points from inside the paint. Junior Isaiah Sykes (Detroit, Mich.) added 18 points in the winning effort.
  • Rice also shot an impressive 50 percent from the field and senior G Tamir Jackson (Paterson, N.J.) scored a season-best 26 points, but the Owls fell to Long Island, 97-70. The Blackbirds shot 64.8 percent from the field and had 51 points at the half. Sophomore G Julian DeBose (Washington, D.C.) scored 14 of his career-high 16 points in the first half.

Friday, December 14

UCF at Old Dominion - 6:00p

Saturday, December 15
East Carolina at (18) North Carolina (ESPNU) - 11:00a
Marshall vs. (11) Cincinnati (CBSSN) - 1:00p
SMU at Rhode Island - 1:00p
(6) Louisville at Memphis (FSN) - 1:30p
Tulsa at Arkansas-Little Rock - 3:00p
Grambling State at Southern Miss - 6:30p
Hartford at Rice - 7:00p
Louisiana-Lafayette at Houston - 7:00p

Sunday, December 16
UAB at Rutgers - 11:00a

Monday, December 17
(17) UNLV at UTEP (CBSSN) - 7:00p

All times Central.

2012-13 C-USA Men's Basketball Fact Book

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