GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Dave Noel scored 16 points to lead Central Florida to a 73-66 victory over Tennessee Tech in the third-place game of the San Juan Shootout on Thursday.
Central Florida (8-2) shot 51 percent for the game and 36.8 percent from 3-point range. The team led 44-36 at the break, and Tennessee Tech (5-5) couldn't catch up.Along with Noel's 16 points, Mike O'Donnell scored 15 for the Knights. Another 12 points came from Lavell Payne, who also grabbed five rebounds.Tennessee Tech's Belton Rivers scored 19 points and Amadi McKenzie added 15 points and eight rebounds.Josh Peppers scored 26 points to lead Central Florida to a 67-61 victory over Utah on Tuesday in the first round. Appalachian State beat UCF 75-64 in the semifinals Wednesday.