ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Shake Milton scored 19 points, Semi Ojeleye added 14, and [RV/RV] SMU beat UCF 65-60 on Wednesday night to win its fourth straight.
Ben Moore scored 14 and Sterling Brown made three 3-pointers for his 100th career trey for the Mustangs (18-4, 8-1 American).
Trailing 35-26 at halftime, UCF closed to 60-56 with 49 seconds left to play after B.J. Taylor’s back-to-back jumpers. SMU led 62-56 after Milton’s two free throws but Tacko Fall dunked to make it 62-58.
Ben Emelogu II’s two free throws put SMU up 64-58 with 28 seconds left, then Taylor made a layup and the Knights trailed by four. Milton iced it with two free throws and Taylor missed a 3 before time expired.
Taylor scored 22 and Matt Williams added 14 for UCF (14-6, 5-3), including his 221st trey to rank second in the school record book. Fall grabbed 12 rebounds and scored 10, including a first-half dunk that was so hard his goggles fell off, and had five blocks.
The Mustangs are now off for a week before hosting East Carolina at Moody Coliseum next Wednesday, Feb. 1. Tip-off from Dallas is slated for 8:30 p.m. CT and the game will be televised on ESPNews. Fans can listen to the game on SMU’s flagship station, KAAM 770 AM, along with TuneIn Radio.