Southeastern Louisiana's leading scorer, Zay Jackson (15. 7 points a game), did not play due to an injury.
UCF held a 33-28 halftime advantage. Devonte Upson drove for a layup with 15:19 left to give the Lions a 40-39 lead. UCF's Shaheed Davis had a tip-in and slammed home a dunk to retake the lead 43-40 with 13:11 remaining. The Knights later had an 11-4 run to stretch their lead to 61-48.
Cedrick Jenkins had 20 points and Joshua Filmore added 17 for SE Louisiana (3-9).