McSpadden’s 18 helps UCF rally past William & Mary 75-64
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Chance McSpadden scored 18 points — 14 after halftime — to lead five into double figures as UCF pulled away to defeat William & Mary 75-64 on Saturday and remain unbeaten.
UCF (3-0) trailed 30-29 at the break after a back-and-forth first half, which saw seven lead changes, but rallied in the second. Dayon Griffin hit a 3 that pulled the Knights within a point at 33-32 two minutes in, AJ Davis followed with two free throws to take the lead and Ceasar DeJesus and McSpadden turned William & Mary missed baskets into back-to-back layups and UCF didn’t look back.
Davis finished with 17 points, including four of five at the line, and grabbed 11 rebounds. DeJesus scored 11 points, Tacko Fall 13 and Griffin 10. UCF built leads of as many as 14 points.
Justin Pierce led the Tribe (1-2) with 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Nathan Knight and Matt Milon scored 14 points each.