The University of Central Florida Knights routed the Mcgill Redmen 100-58 to concluded a perfect 3-0 Canadian Tour.
Using their trademark pressure defense the visiting Knights held the Redmen to only nine first quarter points to take a 26-9.
Mcgill had no answer for UCF athleticism and size and fell behind 53-23 after two quarters.
UCF scored 18 points off 14 Redmen turnovers in the opening half.
At the end of three quarters the lead had reached 72-44.
“We wanted to be able to work on our press up here and I was pleased with the effort we gave defensively,” UCF head coach Donnie Jones said. “Our guys played hard the whole trip and hopefully this will give us an edge once the season starts in October.”
Junior Forward Tristan Renaud-Tremblay (6-7, 220) topped all scores with 19 points on 9-of-shooting from the floor. Sophomore Guard Simon Bibeau added 16 points and five rebounds in the losing cause.
The Knights were led by P.J. Gaynor (Jacksonville, Fla.) with 16 points. Isaiah Sykes (Detroit, Mich.) totalled 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds,
UCF shot 54.5 percent from the field for the game and forced 22 Redmen turnovers.
The Mcgill Redmen 2011-2012 season is off to 0-2 start against NCAA competition.
“Maybe it was a little unfair having our young kids play a team of this calibre early in the season but it’s part of the growing process,” said David DeAveiro, in his second season as head coach of the Redmen. “You got to go through some failure to be successful and so we take it as a learning tool. It’s just a part of the process. You don’t win a championship on August 13 playing against Central Florida.”
The Redmen are in tough on Sunday against the Aron Zips.