ORLANDO, Fla. -- Isaiah Sykes scored 22 points and Central Florida, shooting 72.4 percent in the first half, coasted to a 99-69 victory over Florida A&M in a nonconference game Saturday.
The Knights (10-4) made 21 of 29 first-half shots, including 9 of 14 (64.3 percent) from 3-point range, to take a 55-28 halftime lead against the Rattlers (4-11), who have lost five in a row.
Florida A&M shot 58.6 percent (17 of 29) in the second half but never cut UCF's lead below 25 points.
Tristan Spurlock and Keith Clanton scored 15 points each for UCF, and Clanton also pulled down six rebounds. That gave the senior 872 career rebounds, good for ninth place on the all-time Conference USA list ahead of Kenyon Martin, who played at Cincinnati from 1997-2000 when it was part of the league.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|