Thierno Sylla, UCF put Jacksonville on blast

Thierno Sylla notched career highs of 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead UCF to a 94-52 blowout victory over Jacksonville on Wednesday night in Orlando, Fla.Jaylin Sellers added 16 points for the Knights (6-2), who never trailed in their third straight win over the Dolphins. Marchelus Avery poured in 12 points for UCF.Jacksonville (6-3) was outmatched from the start, trailing by as many as 32 points in the first half. Robert McCray led the Dolphins with 12 points, while Marcus Niblack added nine.UCF made 31 of 65 shots from the field (47.7 percent) and 15 of 33 3-pointers (45.5 percent). Jacksonville struggled throughout, making just 20 of 66 field-goal attempts (30.3 percent), including 4 of 20 treys (20 percent).UCF jumped out to an early 19-2 lead, as Jacksonville missed its first 10 shots from the floor before McCray connected on the first Dolphins field goal at the 11:39 mark of the first half.A Sylla 3-pointer pushed the Knights’ cushion to 38-10 with 4:54 remaining in the first half, UCF’s largest lead to that point.