UCF 63, Bethune-Cookman 50

A.J. Tyler scored 18 points to help Central Florida defeat

Bethune-Cookman 63-50 on Saturday.

Tyler shot 7-for-11 for the Knights (7-2) and led four players

in double-figure scoring. Isaac Sosa scored 13, A.J. Rompza had 12

and P.J. Gaynor chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds.

UCF shot 55 percent in the first half (11-for-20) and led 30-23

at halftime.

Late in the second half, Bethune-Cookman’s C.J. Reed nailed a

3-pointer to cut UCF’s lead to 53-50 with 2:27 remaining. But the

Wildcats wouldn’t score again, and were outscored 10-0 the rest of

the way. Bethune-Cookman shot 0-for-2 in the final 2 minutes, and

committed three late turnovers.

The Wildcats (5-4) were led by Reed, who scored 12 points and

dished out six assists. The loss snapped the Wildcats’ four-game

win streak.