UCF erases 12-point deficit to top Oklahoma State

Darius Johnson scored 17 points and Jaylin Sellers and Shemarri Allen each added 12 on Wednesday, lifting UCF to a 77-71 victory over Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla.Johnson overcame a 4-for-11 performance from the floor and 1-for-5 effort from 3-point range by making 8 of 9 foul shots.C.J. Walker scored 10 points for the Knights (15-12, 6-9 Big 12), who erased a 12-point deficit in the first half to snap a five-game skid on the road. The win was UCF’s second in nine tries on the road this season and first since posting a 77-71 victory against Texas on Jan. 17.UCF held a 40-27 edge in rebounds Wednesday, with Walker and Thierno Sylla each recording six.Oklahoma State’s John-Michael Wright sank five 3-pointers to highlight his season-high 22-point performance. Wright’s previous season high was 16, initially set in a 74-69 loss to TCU on Jan. 23 and matched in an 83-54 loss to Kansas on Jan. 30.Eric Dailey Jr. scored 15 points and Javon Small added 13 for the Cowboys (12-16, 4-11), who have lost two in a row and 11 of their last 15 games.

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