- Associated Press - Thursday, December 21, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tacko Fall had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help Central Florida rout South Carolina State 89-64 on Thursday night for its fifth straight win.

Fall shot 7 of 9 from the field. Dayon Griffin and A.J. Davis each added 11 points for UCF (9-3), which shot 59 percent from the field. Chad Brown and Chance McSpadden chipped in 10 points apiece.

Donte Wright scored 19 points, making five 3-pointers to lead South Carolina State (4-11).

The Bulldogs cut a seven-point deficit and pulled to 44-43 on Ian Kinard’s 3-pointer with 17 minutes left. Fall answered with a layup to spark a 19-2 run, with Davis making four free throws and a 3-pointer during the stretch. South Carolina State missed six field goals and a free throw, and committed three turnovers before Justin Jones made a jumper with 11 minutes to play.

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