MBB Downs UCF, 72-50, for Sixth Straight Win
UCF • Attendance: 5,189
7-1 • 0-0 ACC
|2||T. Spurlock, K. Wilson, C. Newell|
December 18, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Durand Scott scored 17 points and Reggie Johnson added 16 points and 13 rebounds to help Miami to an easy 72-50 victory over Central Florida.
Shane Larkin had 11 points and six assists and Kenny Kadji scored 10 for the Hurricanes (7-1), who led wire-to-wire in winning their sixth straight game.
Keith Clanton led UCF with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Knights (6-3) didn’t have another player in double figures after shooting only 35.4 percent (17 of 48) for the game.
Miami jumped out to a 37-21 halftime lead behind Johnson and Larkin. UCF got within 11 points on a 3-pointer by Matt Williams with 11:04 left in the game, but that was as close as it would come.
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Starters for the game: Shane Larkin, Durand Scott, Trey McKinney Jones, Kenny Kadji and Reggie Johnson. That lineup is now 4-0.
With the victory, Miami has won six straight games dating back to Nov. 16.
Miami drained five three pointers in the first half, two from Trey McKinney Jones, and one apiece from Shane Larkin, Durand Scott and Reggie Johnson.
The Canes shot 48.3 percent (28-58) from the field, the sixth straight game UM has shot better than 47 percent.
Miami led UCF 37-21 at halftime, topping the previous season high of 11 points vs. Charlotte.
UM improved to 7-1 against UCF, including a 3-0 mark on the road.
With 16 points and 13 rebounds, senior Reggie Johnson recorded his fourth double-double of the season, the 18th of his career.
Durand Scott notched 17 points, his season high. His previous best was 16 points at Charlotte.
Shane Larkin tied his season and career high in assists (6), which he had against Stetson earlier this season.
Freshman Tonye Jekiri scored his first field goal, a putback in the second half. Jekiri also has two free throws in his rookie campaign.
Erik Swoope attempted and made his first-career 3-point field goal.