Scores

Final

LIU Brooklyn 69

(9-4, 1-1 NEC)

UCF 78

(7-6, 4-2 home)

    3:30 PM ET, December 31, 2007

    CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    LIU 22 4769
    UCF 41 3778

    Top Performers

    LIU Brooklyn: J. Wisseh 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    UCF: S. Billings 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    UCF 78, Long Island U. 69

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tournament MVP Jermaine Taylor scored 20 points, leading Central Florida to a 78-69 win over Long Island in Monday's championship game of the UCF Holiday Classic.

    Dave Noel scored 13 points and added seven assists, Stanley Billings scored 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting and Tony Davis finished with 10 for the Knights (7-6), who won their own tournament for the second straight year.

    Kellen Allen had 16 points off the bench in 24 minutes for LIU (9-4), which saw its five-game winning streak end. Jaytornah Wisseh finished with 15, while Kyle Johnson and Tyrone Mattison scored 12 apiece.

    UCF never trailed in the game. The Knights were up 41-22 at halftime and led by as many as 26 in the second half before LIU got within 72-64 with 51.2 seconds remaining.

    But the Knights made six free throws from there, sealing the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIU
    UCF
    Points 69 78
    FG Made-Attempted 28-62 (.452) 29-59 (.492)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 17-23 (.739)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 26

    2007-08 Season

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