Scores

Final

UT Pan American 62

(8-6, 2-6 away)

UCF 88

(10-2, 9-1 home)

    7:30 PM ET, December 30, 2006

    CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    UTPA 28 3462
    UCF 45 4388

    Top Performers

    UT Pan American: B. Burrell 27 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Stl

    UCF: M. O'Donnell 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl

    UCF 88, Texas-Pan American 62

    Orlando, Fla. (AP) -- Mike O'Donnell had 17 points and 10 rebounds as Central Florida defeated Texas Pan-American 88-62 Saturday in the championship game of the UCF Holiday Classic.

    O'Donnell, who was named the Classic's MVP, finished an assist shy of a triple-double as he also had nine helpers. The championship was the first for UCF (10-2) in the tournament's three-year history.

    UCF put the game away in the first half as the Knights connected on four three-pointers during a 20-3 run midway through the first half that pushed their lead to 34-12 at the 7:01 mark. For the half, UCF made six-of-nine attempts from three-point range, while UTPA made only two-of-14 shots from behind the arc.

    The Knights held a 40-25 advantage on the glass as Tony Davis joined O'Donnell with ten rebounds.

    Josh Peppers led UCF with 18 points and Jermaine Taylor added 17 off the bench for a Golden Knight offense that shot 57.7 percent (30-for-52) from the floor. The Broncs (8-6) were held to a 33.3 percent (19-for-57) clip.

    UTPA's Brian Burrell led all scorers with 27 points and was only Bronc in double figures.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTPA
    UCF
    Points 62 88
    FG Made-Attempted 19-57 (.333) 30-52 (.577)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-31 (.290) 9-17 (.529)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 19-26 (.731)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 26

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