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Brown scores 18, Michigan uses big 2nd-half run to beat UCF

December 6, 2020 GMT
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Michigan guard Mike Smith (12) drives around Central Florida forward Sean Mobley (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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Michigan guard Mike Smith (12) drives around Central Florida forward Sean Mobley (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Chaundee Brown scored 18 points with four 3-pointers, Hunter Dickinson had 14 points and seven rebounds and Michigan used a 20-0 second-half run to beat Central Florida 80-58 on Sunday.

Michigan went on a 22-4 run to end the first half to take a 38-34 lead, and Brown scored the first eight points of the big second-half run. Brown made three 3-pointers in the 20-0 spurt as the Wolverines outscored UCF 42-24 in the second half.

Brown, a Wake Forest transfer, was 7-of-12 shooting to lead three Michigan players off the bench with double-digit scoring as the reserves finished with 49 points.

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Terrance Williams II and Eli Brooks, both non-starters, scored 10 points apiece for Michigan (4-0). Dickinson reached double-figure scoring for the fourth straight game.

Michigan has scored at least 80 points in all four games this season, entering averaging 87.

Brandon Mahan led UCF (1-1) with 21 points, and Isaiah Adams added 11 points. The Knights, who were supposed to open the season against Oklahoma until it was canceled for COVID-19 isues, beat Auburn 63-55 in their opener on Monday.

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