Coogs' late heroics knock off UCF

March 5, 2008 8:09:53 PM PST
Tafari Toney scored a career-high 19 points and Marcus Malone hit a key 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to give Houston a 73-68 victory over Central Florida. Malone hit the 3-pointer from the corner after UCF (16-13, 9-6 Conference USA) cut the margin to 69-68 on a layup by Jermaine Taylor. DaShaun Williams hit a free throw for the final margin.

Lanny Smith scored 16 points and Robert McKiver had 15 for the Cougars (22-7, 11-4).

Mike O'Donnell led UCF with 19 points, 15 of those off 3-pointers. Taylor added 16 and Dave Noel had 11.

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