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American Conference Tournament: USF wins; UCF falls

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The Central Florida Knights ended their season in a highly disappointing fashion, falling to the Tulane Green Wave 65-63 in the first round of the American Conference Tournament at the Amway Center. The Knights had multiple chances to win the game, but could not overcome 21 turnovers and 36 percent shooting. Tulane was the 10th, and lowest, seed in the tournament, but the seventh-seeded Knights played a sloppy game that gave the Green Wave the ability to hang in the…

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College hoops roundup: ‘Canes win, UCF falls

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Detroit 95, Central Florida 89 Central Florida traveled to Detroit seeking their fifth consecutive victory, but instead came away with a disappointing defeat. The Titans built a big lead in the first half and never surrendered it as they took out the Knights 95-89 on Saturday. Josh McFoley’s three-pointer with 8:17 left in the first half, one of five made by Detroit at that point, gave the Titans a 27-15 lead. After UCF went on a 13-4 run to get…

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College roundup: Gators come up short at Michigan State

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Going into their game with No. 1 Michigan State on Saturday, the Florida Gators knew their effort and execution would need to be at midseason level to have a chance for the upset. Making a fair amount of shots would help, too. Florida put forth a strong effort and committed only eight turnovers against a good Spartan defense. Unfortunately, far too few shots fell for the Gators, allowing Michigan State to escape with a 58-52 victory in East Lansing, Mich.…

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Miami gets by Gators; UCF defeats UMass

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The No. 17 Miami Hurricanes defeated their in-state rival Florida Gators, 66-55 on Tuesday night at Bank United Center in Coral Gables. While neither team shot well, the Hurricanes were more effective behind the three-point line to help them earn their eighth win of the season against one loss. The Gators trailed by only 25-24 with 2:44 left in the half, but Miami scored the final 8 points of the half to take a 33-24 lead into the locker room.…

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