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Clanton, UCF beat Bethune-Cookman 72-62

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Keith Clanton had 30 points, 13 boards and four assists as Central Florida defeated Bethune-Cookman 72-62 Wednesday night, snapping a two-game winning streak for the Wildcats.

Isaiah Sykes added 18 and Tristan Spurlock chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds. Clanton made 14 of 15 shots from the field for UCF (5-2), which won its eighth straight game over Bethune-Cookman.

UCF got 18 points from Clanton and shot 60.7 percent (17 of 28) from the field in the first half en route to a 38-28 lead at intermission. The Knights made 10 of their first 13 shots to open the second half to extend their lead to 60-41.

Bethune-Cookman (4-7) never got any closer than nine the rest of the way.

UCF was 32-of-52 shooting and outscored Bethune-Cookman 58-36 in the paint

Adrien Coleman, who posted a triple-double in Bethune-Cookman's Dec. 8 win over Webber International, had 19 points.

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