Knights Earn Road Win At Tulsa

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TULSA, Okla. ( – The UCF women's basketball team scored the first six points and never looked back in a 62-49 win over Tulsa in the Reynolds Center on Wednesday evening.
UCF (13-8, 5-4 The American) outscored Tulsa (6-17, 1-9 The American) in all four quarters to earn its second=straight win in league play.
The Knights jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the game and led by as many as eight points, 12-4, in the opening quarter. The Black and Gold put together a 16-0 run in the second quarter to take a 29-10 lead with 5:03 left in the frame. The Golden Hurricane closed out the quarter on a 10-1 run to pull within 10 points, 30-20, heading into the locker room.
While Tulsa was able to cut UCF's lead to single digits twice in the second half, the Knights never allowed the Golden Hurricane to get closer than nine points in either quarter.
The Knights out-rebounded the Golden Hurricane, 37-19, and limited Tulsa to just one offensive rebound in the contest. UCF also scored 23 points off 22 Tulsa turnovers.
The Black and Gold shot 66.7 percent (6-9) from the floor in the opening quarter, and matched that percentage (8-12) in the final frame.
UCF's seniors – Kay Kay Wright and Sianni Martin – stepped up offensively, combining for 37 of UCF's 62 points. Wright led the Knights with three steals. Martin finished just shy of a double-double, tying her career high with nine rebounds. Both dished out three assists.
Brittney Smith gave the Black and Gold a trio in double figures as she finished with 12 points and pulled down six rebounds.
UCF continues road action with a trip to Houston on Feb. 12. The teams will tip at 8 p.m. ET in the Fertitta Center.
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