Jordan helps UCF shock No. 4 Connecticut 68-63
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas—Marcus Jordan and Keith Clanton each scored 20 points to help Central Florida rally to a 68-63 win over No. 4 Connecticut on Friday in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
Trailing by 50-33 early in the second half, the Knights rallied behind Jordan. UCF (4-1) went on a 29-7 run over the next 13 minutes. Jordan tied the game at 57 with 3:11 left when his free throw bounced around the rim and then went in. He hit the second one to give the Knights their first lead.
Isaiah Sykes then hit consecutive layups to extend the advantage to 62-57.
Andre Drummond answered with a layup on the other end with 1:03 left, but UCF hit all six of its free throws in the final 63 seconds to seal the victory.
Jordan also had seven rebounds and seven assists.
Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points to lead Connecticut (5-1) while Alex Oriakhi added 14 points and 10 rebounds.