Scores

Final

Chicago State 75

(7-7, 1-6 away)

UCF 89

(8-4, 6-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2008

    CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    CHS 35 4075
    UCF 47 4289

    Top Performers

    Chicago State: J. Cantrell 29 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 6 Stl

    UCF: J. Taylor 38 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UCF 89, Chicago St. 75

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jermaine Taylor poured in 38 points to lead Central Florida to an 89-75 victory over Chicago State and the championship of the UCF Holiday Classic on Tuesday night.

    Taylor earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors for the second consecutive year as the Knights (8-4) won their third straight UCF Holiday Classic title.

    Kenrick Zondervan added 10 points and seven rebounds for UCF and A.J. Rompza dished out 10 assists.

    Despite hitting only 8 of its first 27 shots, Chicago State (7-7) took a 26-24 lead on a 3-pointer by David Holston with 6:45 remaining in the first half. The Knights went on a 23-9 run to end the half leading 47-35.

    UCF, which remained unbeaten at home this season (6-0), led by as many as 21 points in the second half.

    John Cantrell led Chicago State (7-7) with 29 points, Holston added 14 and Marquis Young had 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CHS
    UCF
    Points 75 89
    FG Made-Attempted 25-64 (.391) 31-58 (.534)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-20 (.150) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-31 (.710) 20-28 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 20

    2008-09 Season

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