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Final OT

UCF 79

(15-6, 5-2 C-USA)

Tulane 74

(9-11, 3-4 C-USA)

    3:00 PM ET, January 31, 2009

    Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans, Louisiana

    1 2 OT T
    UCF 34 30 1579
    TULN 36 28 1074

    Top Performers

    UCF: J. Taylor 28 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Tulane: K. Sims 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    UCF 79, Tulane 74

    Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS -- Jermaine Taylor made two free throws with 9 seconds left in overtime to lift Central Florida to a 79-74 victory over Tulane on Saturday.

    Taylor, who was eighth in the nation in scoring at 23.7 points entering the game, scored 28 points. He hit five 3-pointers for the Knights (15-6, 5-2 Conference USA), who won their fifth consecutive game and tenth in their past 11 games.

    Taylor has led the Knights in scoring in 20 of their 21 games.

    Central Florida outscored Tulane 15-10 in overtime. Taylor scored seven of the Knights' final 10 points.

    Kevin Sims, who led Tulane (9-11, 3-4) with 21 points, hit two free throws with 52 seconds left to send the game into overtime -- tied at 64-64.

    A.J. Rompza scored 13 points and Isaac Sosa added 12 for Central Florida.

    Eric Vianny scored 17 points and Daniel Puckett added 14 for Tulane.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCF
    TULN
    Points 79 74
    FG Made-Attempted 28-61 (.459) 23-63 (.365)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-18 (.889) 21-26 (.808)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 10

    2008-09 Season

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