Sykes hit 6 of 13 from the field and 10 of 15 at the foul line and added seven rebounds. Spurlock also grabbed seven boards and added a 4-of-7 showing from 3-point range for the Knights (18-9, 8-5).
Tulsa (14-13, 6-7) led 38-35 shortly after halftime, but the Knights used a 7-0 run to take the lead. The Golden Hurricane pulled within 48-45 with 12:36 left, but then Sykes' layup sparked a 12-2 run to build an insurmountable cushion.
UCF's Keith Clanton hit 9 of 12 from the foul line and scored 15 points, and Matt Williams hit a pair of treys en route to 10 points.
Pat Swilling Jr. led Tulsa with 19 points off the bench. Shaquille Harrison added 14 points and James Woodard 10.
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