UCF Around The Web (02/02/2014 Morning)

February 2, 2014 in Around The Web


Lexington Herald Leader

Russ Smith, No. 12 Louisville top Central Florida 87-70
Lexington Herald Leader
Central Florida's Daiquan Walker, right, attempts to knock the ball away from Louisville's Russ Smith during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville defeated UCF 87-70. TIMOTHY D. EASLEY 

Smith, No. 12 Louisville Top Central
West Kentucky Star
Tristan Spurlock scored 20 points for UCF (9-10, 1-7), but he and leading scorer Isaiah Sykes (eight points) spent nearly seven minutes of the second half on the bench with four fouls each. Louisville took advantage of their absences to outscore the Knights 

Kansas.com

Smith, No. 12 Louisville top Central Florida 87-70
Kansas.com
Spurlock fouled Montrezl Harrell in the lane with 13:04 remaining, sending the Louisville forward to the floor. Harrell quickly popped up and got in Spurlock's face, and officials whistled Spurlock with a technical for what UCF coach Donnie Jones was told was 

CRAWFORD | Hancock,Harrell remain steady hands in U of L offense
WDRB
On Saturday against UCF, the U of L bench was outscored 40-16. But the Cardinals shot 63 percent in the second half. This is the tradeoff Pitino is making ? for now. If they can be sloppy and play less than their best and score 87 points, he'll coach for offense 

Louisville wins sloppy game vs. UCF
Reuters
UCF (9-10, 1-7), which has lost six straight, was led by senior forward Tristan Spurlock with 20 points. Senior guard Calvin Newell had 12 points, and junior forward Kasey Wilson had 10. Senior swingman Isaiah Sykes, the team's leading scorer at 15.6 

Smith, No. 12 Louisville top Central Florida 87-70
The Times and Democrat
Harrell quickly popped up and got in Spurlock's face, and officials whistled Spurlock with a technical for what UCF coach Donnie Jones was told was a "comment" by the senior forward. "It's something that happened," Spurlock said. "I had to deal with it.

Lexington Herald Leader

Smith, No. 12 Louisville top Central Florida 87-70
Lexington Herald Leader
Harrell quickly popped up and got in Spurlock's face, and officials whistled Spurlock with a technical for what UCF coach Donnie Jones was told was a "comment" by the senior forward. "It's something that happened," Spurlock said. "I had to deal with it.

Cards bounce back over UCF
CardinalSports.com (subscription)
Coach Rick Pitino's opening statement: "You got to give them a lot of credit because they lost total momentum in the game and good defensive teams can come back and hold on. They shot 63 percent in the second half, which is outstanding. We made really a 

Tim Sullivan | Rick Pitino the tinkerer not finished yet
The Courier-Journal
Louisville's Rick Pitino on 87-70 win over UCF: "We still have a lot of areas for improvement, which I like," said Pitino. On the refs: "We have to adjust to the rules." Louisville's Rick Pitino on 87-70 win over UCF. Louisville's Wayne Blackshear on his starting line 

Louisville 87, Central Florida 70
CBSSports.com
12 Louisville pull away from UCF 87-70 on Saturday night. Despite several rough spots that allowed the Knights to stay close, the Cardinals (18-4, 7-2 American Athletic Conference) stayed safely ahead by making 52 percent (32 of 62) from the field. Smith's 

Louisville wins sloppy game vs. UCF
WSBT-TV
UCF (9-10, 1-7), which has lost six straight, was led by senior forward Tristan Spurlock with 20 points. Senior guard Calvin Newell had 12 points, and junior forward Kasey Wilson had 10. Senior swingman Isaiah Sykes, the team's leading scorer at 15.6 

InsideTheVille.com (subscription)

From the locker room: Cards beat UCF
InsideTheVille.com (subscription)
From the locker room: Cards beat UCF. Rick Pitino. By Jody Demling. CardinalAuthority.com. Posted Feb 2, 2014. | More. Cardinal Authority has a few videos from the locker room after Louisville's 87-70 win over Central Florida on Saturday night at the KFC 

Louisville basketball beats Central Florida 87-70
The Courier-Journal
UCF's Isaiah Sykes, left, and Staphon Blair, right defend against U of L's Luke Hancock in the first half as UCF faces off against U of L at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. Feb. 1, 2014. / Jessica Ebelhar/The C-J 

Russ Smith leads No. 7 Louisville past Central Florida
Detroit Free Press
Louisville Cardinals guard Russ Smith shoots against UCF Knights guard Calvin Newell during the first half at KFC Yum! Center. / Jamie Rhodes, USA TODAY Sports. USA Today. by Jeff Greer, USA TODAY Sports. USA Today. by Jeff Greer, USA TODAY 

Russ Smith leads No. 7 Louisville past Central Florida
USA TODAY
7 Louisville 87, UCF 70. He also threw a routine fast-break pass into the seats, twice failed on woebegone behind-the-back scoops and missed an assignment that led to an easy UCF layup. "On senior night I'm going to have my second bachelor party," Pitino 

M. Basketball. Cards Trump Knights
UCFAthletics.com 

The UCF men’s basketball team dropped an 87-70 decision to the No. 7/12 Lousville Cardinals Saturday night at the KFC Yum! Center. Lousville got 27 points from Russ Smith, while the Knights were paced by Tristan Spurlock’s 20-point effort off the bench…

UCF vs. #12 Louisville
ESPN
Tristan Spurlock scored 20 points for UCF (9-10, 1-7), but he and leading scorer Isaiah Sykes (eight points) spent nearly seven minutes of the second half on the bench with four fouls each. Louisville took advantage of their absences to outscore the Knights 

UCF (9-9) at (12) Louisville (17-4)
AthlonSports.com
GAME NOTES: The 12th-ranked Louisville begin the month of February with some distance to close in the American Athletic Conference race, as they play host to the UCF Knights in a league matchup at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday. Rick Pitino's 

AAC action pits Cardinals against Knights
AthlonSports.com
Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – The 12th-ranked Louisville begin the month of February with some distance to close in the American Athletic Conference race, as they play host to the UCF Knights in a league matchup at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday 

Smith lifts Louisville over UCF
Fox News
Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Russ Smith racked up 27 points and three other Louisville players scored in double figures as the 12th-ranked Cardinals cruised to an 87-70 win over UCF at the KFC Yum! Center. Luke Hancock contributed 16 points, 

Smith's 27 Points Lead Louisville To 87-70 Win Over Central Florida
Card Chronicle
The narrative changed quickly to a potential post-loss hangover, as U of L let UCF get the lead down to five before scoring the final five points of the first half. Louisville never seemed in trouble of letting the game get away from them during the final 20 minutes, 

Russ Smith scores 27 points, No. 12 Louisville beats Central Florida 87-70 | The
The Tribune
Tristan Spurlock scored 20 points for UCF (9-10, 1-7), but he and leading scorer Isaiah Sykes (eight points) spent nearly seven minutes of the second half on the bench with four fouls each. Louisville took advantage of their absences to outscore the Knights 

247Sports (subscription)

Smith helps UL bounce back vs. UCF
247Sports (subscription)
Russ Smith didn't play his best game against Cincinnati but responded with an outstanding effort against UCF. Smith made 9 of 14 field goal attempts, 2 of 5 three-pointers and made 7 of 10 free throws. Smith also helped out on the glass grabbing five boards 

UCF Slides Into 6-Game Losing Streak with 87-70 Louisville Loss
KnightNews.com
In their third straight game against a top-25 ranked opponent the UCF Knights Men's Basketball team dropped their six-straight to the Louisville Cardinals 87-70. The Knights(9-10, 1-7) fell to the cellar of the American Athletic Conference with the loss, tied with 

UCF Slides Into 6-Game Losing Streak with 87-70 Louisville Loss
knightnews.com 
In their third straight game against a top-25 ranked opponent the UCF Knights Men’s Basketball team dropped their six-straight to the Louisville Cardinals 87-70. The Knights(9-10, 1-7) fell to the cellar of the American Athletic Conference with the loss, tied with Temple for the worst record i…

Russ Smith Scores 27 As Louisville Beats UCF
KentuckySports.co
It was not pretty, but after Thursday nights tough loss Louisville really just needed a win. Louisville came away with it, 87-70. Russ Smith led all scorers with 27 points, adding five rebounds, two steals and two assists. Russ Smith on the fast break.

UCF drops sixth straight in 87-70 loss to No. 12 Louisville
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
In yet another game against a ranked opponent, UCF hung around but could not close the gap. The Knights (9-10, 1-7 American) lost their sixth straight, and seventh in the past eight, with an 87-70 defeat at No. 12 Louisville on Saturday night. It was UCF's 

GatorCountry.com

QB Lawson knows ?Florida has ballers?
GatorCountry.com
?I have a top three of Florida, Tennessee and UCF,? Lawson said. ?Florida and UCF are close to home and Tennessee shows a lot of interest.? Even though he has made a top three list, Lawson plans to extend recruiting all the way down to National Signing 

W. Basketball. UCF Women’s Basketball Cages Cougars
UCFAthletics.com 

UCF forward Stephanie Taylor sank a career-high 19 points to lead the charge in UCF‘s 52-43 win over Houston on Saturday, successfully sweeping the Cougars during the regular season…

UCF vs. #12 Louisville
ESPN
It's a similar situation to when the Cardinals faced UCF on Dec. 31. They were coming off a loss in a big game — 73-66 to archrival Kentucky — and rolled to a 90-65 win over the Knights to open AAC play. Russ Smith had 24 points, including six 3-pointers, and 

M. Tennis. UCF Grounds Eagles
UCFAthletics.com 

The No. 65-ranked Knights men’s tennis squad moved to 2-0 in dual action with a 7-0 shutout of Georgia Southern Saturday…

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