ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Rose led three Central Florida
players in double-figures with 19 points to propel the team to a
69-57 victory over North Florida at the UCF Holiday Classic
Central Florida (6-4) won its 11th consecutive game at home with
the 12-point victory over the visiting Ospreys. Anthony Williams
and Josh Peppers each contributed 15 points and four rebounds for
the Golden Knights.Alain LaRoche led North Florida (3-5) with 21 points on 8-of-13
shooting. Chris Timberlake added 13 points while Derrick Scott had
10 points for the Ospreys. Central Florida used six three-pointers
in the first half to take a 39-22 at intermission.The Golden Knights shot 59.3 percent from the field in the
opening stanza, including 10 points each from Williams and Rose.
They ended the first half on a 23-7 run, fueled by eight points
from Rose. He had a breakaway slam dunk and two three-pointers on
the 16-point run.Central Florida led by 18 in the second half before the Ospreys
cut the lead to single digits with under 10 minutes remaining.The Golden Knights outscored the Ospreys 20-15 over the final
seven minutes of the game to secure the 69-57 win.