Scores

Final

Rice 69

(9-18, 4-9 C-USA)

UCF 66

(16-11, 6-7 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, February 25, 2009

    CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    RICE 43 2669
    UCF 36 3066

    Top Performers

    Rice: R. Foster 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    UCF: J. Taylor 45 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Rice 69, UCF 66

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Rodney Foster scored 22 points to help withstand a 45-point performance from Central Florida's Jermaine Taylor and Rice defeated the Knights 69-66 on Wednesday night.

    Rice (9-18, 4-9 Conference USA) led 67-50 with 5:17 remaining, but the Knights (16-11, 6-7) went on a 16-0 run, including 14 points from Taylor, to cut the deficit to 67-66 with 1:22 left.

    Foster hit a layup with 16 seconds remaining to give Rice a three-point lead. Taylor missed a 3-pointer with 4 seconds remaining.

    Lawrence Ghoram missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and Taylor grabbed the rebound with 0.9 seconds left. His desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer hit the top of the backboard.

    Taylor, who set Central Florida's single-game scoring mark on Wednesday, scored 26 of the Knights' 30 second-half points.

    Trey Stanton scored 14 points and had six rebounds for Rice.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICE
    UCF
    Points 69 66
    FG Made-Attempted 27-52 (.519) 24-53 (.453)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-24 (.500) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-5 (.600) 12-13 (.923)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 7

    2008-09 Season

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