Joe Jackson led the Tigers' charge Wednesday. He finished with 21 points, which led all scorers, and 15 of his points came in the second half. He was 7-of-8 from the floor after halftime and had eight assists in the second half alone. He finished with 10 dimes in 33 minutes.
Geron Johnson also had a big game for Memphis, finishing with 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
The Tigers moved to 10-0 in conference play and grew their lead over the second-place Southern Miss Golden Eagles, who also won Wednesday, to two games. The two teams play in Memphis on Feb. 23.
Memphis' halftime lead was 42-36, but its 51 second-half points proved too much for Central Florida. The Tigers were 20-of-31 from the floor in the second.
The Knights were outrebounded, 40-22, on Wednesday. Isaiah Sykes was the only UCF player to have more than four rebounds. He had six.