Brevard County native Justin Jackson matched his career high by blocking seven shots and Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points with a strong second half that carried No. 15 Cincinnati to its 11th straight win Thursday night, 69-51 over UCF.

Cincinnati (19-2, 7-0 American Athletic) is off to its best start since 2001-02, when it was in Conference USA. The Bearcats' winning streak is their longest since they opened last season with 12 wins.

And it's been mostly a matter of defense. The Bearcats have held their last 27 opponents under 70 points, the longest active streak in Division I. They took control of this one by opening the second half with an 18-5 run.

Jackson had 12 points, four steals, three rebounds and three assists to go with the seven blocks.

The Knights (9-8, 1-5) have lost four games in a row.

The Knights were only 5 of 16 from the free throw line, had 14 turnovers and shot 34 percent from the field.

Calvin Newell had 12 points and Staphon Blair 11 in the game for UCF.