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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Isaiah Sykes scored 24 points and Daiquan Walker contributed 20 as Central Florida coasted past Houston 104-83 Friday night.
Matt Williams added 12 points and Staphon Blair 11 for the Knights (12-17, 4-14 American Athletic Conference), who won for only the second time in their last six games.
Jherrod Stiggers led Houston (16-15, 8-10) with 22 points and Danuel House added 18. L.J. Rose finished with 16 points and 10 assists for the Cougars, who had won four straight.
UCF built a 25-point lead in the first 13 minutes of the game, dominating the action inside and out. Sykes had 16 points in the first half and UCF shot 54.3 percent from the field against a lethargic Houston team.
Houston, playing its fourth game in eight days, hit only 3 of its first 16 shots. The Cougars were down 36-11 at that point and got no closer than 13.