Marcus Jordan scored 15 points including a three-pointer with 15 seconds left in the game to hold off a late Marshall run to defeat the Herd 67-60. ”It’s only natural to want the shot with the clock winding down,” said Jordan after the game, who was 0 for 5 on three’s for the game prior to the clincher. ”I’ve been there a couple of times at the end of games having to make clutch plays. That’s what I tried to do and it went in”
UCF needed Jordan clutch shot as they saw Marshall make a late run that cut UCF’s 14 point lead with 3:47 remaining in the game, to 62-60 with 48 seconds left in the contest. Keith Clanton led UCF with 20 points, while Isaiah Sykes added 15 points ,10 rebounds and 3 steals.
The Knights improve to 18-6 overall on the season and 7-3 in Conference USA play while Marshall drops to 14-10 overall and 5-5 in CUSA play. Check out below postgame reactions below.
Marcus Jordan, Tristan Spurlock, and Isaiah Sykes
Marshall Head Coach Tom Herrion
UCF Head Coach Donnie Jones
Knights News and Notes
– Michael Jordan was in attendance with his fiance.
– With the win, UCFis now 1/2 game back of first place in CUSA and sets up a showdowen at Southern Miss saturday. The Golden Eagles are coming off an upset loss at UAB. Here is the top 4 in the C-USA following wednesday results which also included Tulsa losing at Utep and Memphis beating EastCarolina.
Southern Miss 7-2
– UCF Softball season gets underway this weekend. Check out season preview right here from UCFSports.com