ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tacko Fall scored a season-high 21 points with nine rebounds and five blocked shots s UCF downed rival South Florida 78-65 on Wednesday night.
Terrell Allen added 14 points and four assists for the Knights (18-5, 8-3 American Athletic Conference). BJ Taylor added 13 points and seven assists and Aubrey Dawkins chipped in 10 points.
The Knights scored first and led all the way, building to a 22-4 lead midway through and closing the half with a 39-25 advantage.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — B.J. Taylor scored 15 points, including UCF's final five, and the Knights edged Tulsa 64-62 on Saturday despite going without a field goal for the final 6½ minutes.
UCF trailed by 15 early and 32-23 at halftime before taking a seven-point lead with 6:36 left after a 19-5 run but didn't make another basket.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A.J. Davis had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Chad Brown added 10 points, 10 boards and five blocks for his first career double-double, and Central Florida held off Gardner-Webb for a 68-65 win on Wednesday night.
Chance McSpadden hit a pair of free throws for UCF with 10 seconds left and Liam O'Reilly was off the mark on a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ceasar DeJesus and Dayon Griffin scored 16 points apiece and the University of Central Florida rallied early in the second half to beat Mercer 88-79 in Friday night's season opener for both teams.
DeJesus made a layup and a dunk amid a 16-3 run the Knights used to open the second half and pulled away after trailing 47-46 at halftime. UCF led by as many as 16 the rest of the way.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — B.J. Taylor had 19 points, Chad Brown added 11 in as many minutes and UCF beat East Carolina 48-45 on Tuesday night.
Brown, who made 4 of 4 from the field, has three double-digit scoring games in the last four after recording just one in the first 41 games of his college career. Matt Williams scored 13 and A.J. Davis tied a career-high with 15 rebounds.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Matt Williams scored 21 points and made five 3-pointers for his 201st career 3 and UCF pulled away in the second half to beat Tulane 85-72 on Wednesday night in their American Athletic Conference opener.
A.J. Davis scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Tanksley Efianayi scored 14, and UCF made 25 of 45 field goals (55.6 percent) to Tulane's 24 of 62 (38.7 percent).
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tacko Fall scored 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and tallied his 100th career blocked shot to lead Central Florida to a 71-41 win over Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday night.
Fall finished with two total blocks, and now sits fifth all-time in school history. Matt Williams added 17 points, including 5 of 11 from long range, for the Knights (9-3), who open conference play next Wednesday at Tulane.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tacko Fall scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Central Florida beat Miami (Ohio) 80-73 in overtime on Sunday.
Fall, who entered with the nation's best field-goal percentage at 81.6 percent, was 11 of 12 from the field and 9 of 12 at the stripe.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — B.J. Taylor scored 18 points, Matt Williams 16 and Central Florida defeated Stetson 81-45 on Wednesday night.
Tacko Fall, who came in leading the nation with a 78.3 field-goal percentage, made all four of his shots and finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. Chad Brown also scored 12 points and A.J. Davis had 11 rebounds.