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UCF 80, Miami (Ohio) 73 (ot)
UConn 80, North Florida 59

UCF 80, Miami (Ohio) 73 (ot)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tacko Fall scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Central Florida beat Miami (Ohio) 80-73 in overtime on Sunday.

Fall, who entered with the nation's best field-goal percentage at 81.6 percent, was 11 of 12 from the field and 9 of 12 at the stripe.

Matt Williams opened overtime with a long 3-pointer and his two free throws after a flagrant foul gave UCF a 71-66 lead with 3:47 left. Miami didn't make its first field goal of the extra session until the 59-second mark when Rod Mills Jr. hit an open 3-pointer and the RedHawks only trailed 73-71.

Williams made two free throws with 22.5 seconds left for a five-point lead but Michael Weathers scored quickly on the other end to get to 76-73. Chad Brown sealed it at the line with two makes.

Williams, a senior, had his second career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds for UCF (8-3), which snapped a two-game losing streak.

Weathers scored 15 points for Miami (5-6) and Mills added 13 points, including a pull-up jumper to tie it at 66 with 35.8 second left in regulation.

UConn 80, North Florida 59
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Kentan Facey scored a career-high 20 points to lead five Huskies in double figures as UConn beat North Florida 80-59 on Sunday.

The 6-foot-10 senior added nine rebounds and four of the team's 13 blocked shots as UConn evened its record at 5-5.

Christian Vital and Jalen Adams each had 13 for UConn. Rodney Purvis and Amida Brimah added 11 apiece.

UConn (5-5) dominated the game down low, outscoring the Ospreys 40-10 in the paint.

Dallas Moore led North Florida (4-10) with 18 points, but had just three after halftime. Garrett Sams added 16 points for the Ospreys, who were held to 33.3 percent shooting.

UConn led by five at halftime. Purvis scored nine points during a 13-3 second-half run that pushed a 55-50 lead to 68-53.

UConn trailed 7-2 early, before it found the inside game. A baby hook by Steven Enoch gave the Huskies their first lead at 8-7.

A steal and driving layup by Vital gave the Huskies their first double-digit lead at 28-17.

Moore's first basket came almost seven minutes into the game, a 3-pointer from well behind the line. By the end of the half he had four 3-pointers and 15 points and the Huskies led just 41-36.