Scores

Final

Sam Houston 70

(6-7, 1-5 away)

UCF 86

(9-4, 7-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2009

    CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    SHSU 21 4970
    UCF 33 5386

    Top Performers

    Sam Houston St: C. Allmond 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    UCF: J. Taylor 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UCF 86, Sam Houston St. 70

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jermaine Taylor scored 23 of his 26 points in the second half, and three other Central Florida players scored in double figures as the Knights cruised to an 86-70 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday night.

    Taylor hit only 6 of 15 shots from the field, but hit 14 of 16 from the free throw line. A.J. Rompza finished with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists for Central Florida (9-4). Isaac Sosa scored 13 points, and Tony Davis finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.

    Corey Allmond led the Bearkats (6-7) with 20 points and Lance Pevehouse added 12. Sam Houston State committed 23 turnovers.

    Central Florida trailed 12-4 with 11:38 remaining in the first half. The Knights went on an 18-0 run in the next three minutes to take a 22-12 lead en route to a 33-21 halftime advantage.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHSU
    UCF
    Points 70 86
    FG Made-Attempted 23-50 (.460) 22-55 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-27 (.370) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 35-42 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 21

    2008-09 Season

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