Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Marcus Jordan Leads the Knights Over No. 16 Gators

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
The UCF Knights (6-0) continued their flawless record against the No. 16 Florida Gators (5-2) after handing them their second loss on the season.

The Knights took care of the ball all night only turning the ball over six times.

UCF also nailed five three-point attempts and watched Marcus Jordan, and Keith Clanton nail crucial free-throws as the Knights pull of the biggest win of their young season.

Florida had a hard time containing the spectacular play of Jordan. 

Late in the second half, Jordan crossed over Macklin, intially had his shot blocked, switched to his left hand, and nailed the layup. Soon after, UCF never let Florida contain them offensively and rolled to a 57-54 upset.

Jordan led the upset with 18 points, nine second half points, four rebounds, two assist, while shooting 6-of-11 (54%) from the field.

Jordan scored five straight late in the second half to keep UCF in the lead.

Clanton was also in double figures with 12 points, and seven rebounds.

The Gators were unable to produce at the line shooting 10-of-18 (55%), and only nailed 2-of-13 (15%) from three.

Despite the struggles from the line, the Gators had three players in double-figures. Vernon Macklin lead all scorers with 20 points, and eight rebounds. Erving Walker also chipped in 16 points, with Kenny Boynton producing 10 points of offense as well.

Florida's star Chandler Parsons was held to one field goal and finished the game 1-of-9 with two points, seven rebounds and five assist.

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