Scores

Final

SMU 45

(6-12, 1-5 C-USA)

UCF 70

(14-6, 4-2 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 28, 2009

    CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    SMU 23 2245
    UCF 40 3070

    Top Performers

    SMU: D. Williams 17 Pts, 5 Reb

    UCF: J. Taylor 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UCF 70, SMU 45

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jermaine Taylor scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half as Central Florida rolled to a 70-45 victory over Southern Methodist on Wednesday night.

    Central Florida (14-6, 4-2 Conference USA) posted its fourth consecutive victory, and is 13-0 when scoring 70 or more points this season. The Knights held the Mustangs to 29.8 percent shooting (26 for 61) and outrebounded Southern Methodist 46-32.

    A.J. Tyler added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Central Florida and A.J. Rompza finished with 11 assists.

    SMU (6-12, 1-5) remained winless on the road this season (0-7). Derek Williams led the Mustangs with 17 points.

    Central Florida raced to a 17-2 lead in the first 7 minutes. The Mustangs cut the lead to seven on a basket by Bamba Fall with 5:47 remaining in the first half, but the Knights used a 14-4 run to lead 40-23 at the break.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMU
    UCF
    Points 45 70
    FG Made-Attempted 17-57 (.298) 26-61 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-18 (.111) 6-22 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 12-13 (.923)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 27

    2008-09 Season

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