The first half of basketball saw several lead changes as the two teams traded shots but the Knights go into the locker room with a 33-31 lead at the half. UCF relied heavily on their inside game taking just four 3-point shots in the half while shooting 45% from the floor. Josh Crittle is the only player in foul trouble as he picked up two fouls in a short time span while the rest of the roster has three all together. The Knights turned the ball over seven times and were just 5 for 9 from the free-throw line; two issues that were prevalent in their first two games of the season. UCF is being led by Keith Clanton and Marcus Jordan who have 19 of the 33 points on 8 of 14 shooting .
The College of Charleston is being led by Trent Wiedman who has been strong from the inside on post-ups and pick and rolls pouring in ten points with help from Andrew Lawrence who has two long range three point shots. The Cougars are just 3 of 11 from the 3-point line and leading scorer Antwaine Wiggins has been held in check so far as he has just two points so far. The team had nine first half fouls with center Adjehi Baru the only player with multiple fouls. The team is shooting 46% from the floor and has made all four free throw attempts so far.