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No. 22 UConn Beats Central Florida 75-55

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ORLANDO (AP) — Lasan Kromah and Shabazz Napier each had 17 points and seven rebounds, and No. 22 Connecticut easily defeated Central Florida 75-55 on Sunday night.

The Huskies (18-5, 6-4 American Athletic Conference) got 16 points from DeAndre Daniels and 11 from Ryan Boatright.

Isaiah Sykes led UCF with 17 points and reserve Justin McBride added 13, all in the second half. The Knights, who have lost eight straight, didn’t have another player in double figures after shooting just 39.2 percent from the floor.

UConn had 9-0 and 10-0 runs in the first half, helping the Huskies build a 41-24 halftime advantage.

McBride, who entered the game with just under 15 minutes to go and UCF trailing 47-29, scored 11 points in less than 7 minutes. When teammate Kasey Wilson hit a 3-pointer with 7:20 to play, the Knights had closed the gap to 57-49, but that was as close as they got.

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