ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tacko Fall had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help Central Florida rout South Carolina State 89-64 on Thursday night for its fifth straight win.
Donte Wright scored 19 points, making five 3-pointers to lead South Carolina State (4-11).
The Bulldogs cut a seven-point deficit and pulled to 44-43 on Ian Kinard's 3-pointer with 17 minutes left. Fall answered with a layup to spark a 19-2 run, with Davis making four free throws and a 3-pointer during the stretch. South Carolina State missed six field goals and a free throw, and committed three turnovers before Justin Jones made a jumper with 11 minutes to play.
Watts is one of the most dynamic scoring guards in the country and looks to develop his game under coach Tom Izzo's tutelage.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|