Jan. 25, 2007
Lavell Payne scored a career-high 26 points at Houston. His previous career-best was 14 points, recorded this season at UAB.
Payne hit his first 3-pointer of the season in the first half.
Josh Peppers led UCF and matched a season-high with seven rebounds.
Mike Battle tied a career-high with two steals. UCF totaled nine steals for the game.
The contest served as a homecoming for UCF guard Chip Cartwright, who is a Houston native. He scored two points in seven minutes of action.
UCF's bench outscored Houston's reserves, 21-0.
The Golden Knights have played three overtime games this year after not playing a single extra-session contest in 2005-06.
The Golden Knights lost for the first time this year after leading at halftime. They entered the game 12-0 when leading at intermission.
UCF was playing its fifth road game of the month. The Golden Knights have six contests away from Orlando in January.
The contest was the first of two-straight for the Golden Knights in the Lone Star State. The team plays at UTEP in El Paso on Saturday.