The UCF Knight improved to 7-2 on Tuesday night, led by 28 points from Marcus Jordan in a win over North Carolina A&T.
The Central Florida Knights won their third game in a row on Tuesday night, improving to 7-2 in the first month of the 2011-12 season. The Knights have not lost since the Thanksgiving week tournament defeat at the hands of Harvard in the Bahamas. They continued to roll over another soft non-conference opponent Tuesday, beating North Carolina A&T 77-65. UCF relaxed in the second half after blitzing the Aggies in the first twenty minutes. They were actually outscored in the second, but held on for the win.
Marcus Jordan scored a season high 28 points, launching 17 shots from the field - including an amazing 12 shots from behind the arc. Jordan hit five threes, pacing him for the big 28 point night. But it wasn't all long distance chucking, as Jordan also consistently drove the lane and got to the line a game high 10 times. He dominated the ball, and dominated the game on the offensive end.
The Knights were simply too big for the Aggies, overwhelming them in the frontcourt for a 12 rebound advantage on the boards. The Knights will stay in town, hosting Old Dominion at UCF Arena on Saturday. The Monarchs, who have had success as a mid-major, are only 5-4 this season and present a great opportunity for the Knights to continue their non-conference success.