TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Bernard James had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Michael Snaer added 15 points to lead No. 25 Florida State to a 73-50 victory over cold-shooting Central Florida on Monday night.
Both were career-highs for the 6-foot-10 James, who had 14 points and eight rebounds in the second half on the way to his fifth career double-double. The former Air Force sargeant also had three blocked shots and could've had more points if not for missing six of eight free throw tries.
Two other members of Florida State's big front line, 6-11 Xavier Gibson, and husky 6-8 Terrance Shannon, added 12 and 10 points. Gibson led the way for the Seminoles in the first half with nine points and six rebounds.
Tristan Spurlock led UCF (1-1) with 12 points, while Marcus Jordan and Keith Clanton both had 11. The Knights shot just 30.5 percent from the field and were 8 of 20 at the free throw line.
Florida State (2-0) shot 50.9 percent from the field and had a 46-31 rebound advantage.
Shannon, who had a double-double in Florida State's opener against Jacksonville with 15 points and 12 rebounds, hit double figures again in scoring while playing 20 minutes.
Florida State, which returns all but two players from last season's team that advanced to the NCAA's round of 16, led 29-21 at halftime.
Central Florida managed to hang in with the taller Seminoles despite shooting just 29 percent in the first half and losing the rebound battle by a 24-17 margin.
Neither team had much luck from 3-point distance in the opening half. UCF shot 20 percent while Florieda State wasn't much better at 21.4 percent. Clanton was 2 of 4 from 3-point range for UCF while Snaer connected on 2 of 6 for Florida State.
UCF didn't get to the line in the opening half, but shot just 40 percent from the free throw line in the second half.
The score was tied three times early in the first half before Jeff Peterson's layup gave the Seminoles the lead for good at 12-10.
A.J. Rompza did not play for a second straight game amid an NCAA investigation into recruiting within UCF's basketball and football programs. P.J. Gaynor and Jordan, who were held out of UCF's opener against St. Thomas on Saturday, both played.