PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Myles Mack scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half as Rutgers held off Central Florida 85-75 Wednesday night.
Jerome Seagears had 18 points for the Scarlet Knights (8-9, 2-2) in the first meeting between the American Athletic Conference schools. Junior Etou had 14 points and six rebounds while Wally Judge added 10 points. Mack, who scored his 1,000th career point with two first-half free throws, had six of his eight assists in the second half.
Isaiah Sykes had a career-high 29 points along with eight rebounds for the Knights (9-6, 1-3), who have lost two straight after winning six of seven. Eugene McCrory had 14 points and Kasey Williams added 10 points and eight rebounds.
After UCF whittled a 45-32 deficit to 51-45, Mack was in on 25 of the final 34 points scored by Rutgers, as he had 18 points and three assists.
SOURCE: Associated Press