Brevard, Ward, lift Seminoles over UCF 70-58

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Cierra Brevard had 12 points and six rebounds and Courtney Ward had 12 points and six assists to lead No. 10 Florida State over UCF 70-58 Wednesday night.

Angel Gray and Alexa Deluzio also scored 12 points apiece for the Seminoles (9-0), who won their 17th straight road game.

Emma Cannon had 16 points and 15 rebounds for UCF (2-5). The Knights got 12 points from Jelisa Caldwell, but lost their fourth straight.

Florida State shot 52 percent in the second half and limited UCF to 33.3 percent, breaking open what had been a close game for the first 20 minutes.

The Seminoles finished the first half with a 12-7 run to take 31-26 halftime lead. Deluzio stole a pass and beat the UCF defense down the court to score at the buzzer for a small cushion after an up-and-down performance kept things close

In the second half, Florida State ran off nine straight points to go up 55-41 with 5:49 to play. Deluzio’s driving layup finished off the run and UCF couldn’t get the deficit under 10 until 50 seconds remained.

Updated December 16, 2009