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Coach's son has double-double in UCF debut in 84-70 win

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) B.J. Taylor scored 22 points and Aubrey Dawkins, the son of UCF coach Johnny Dawkins, added 16 points and 10 rebounds in his Knights debut in an 84-70 victory over Rider in a season opener Tuesday night.

Collin Smith, a transfer from George Washington, also picked up a double-double in his UCF debut with 14 points and 13 rebounds as the Knights gave their coach his 200th collegiate victory. Taylor notched the 21st 20-point game of his career.

Aubrey Dawkins played his first regular-season game in three seasons. He sat out a season after transferring from Michigan to join his father at UCF then suffered a season-ending injury before last year's opener.

UCF, the American Athletic Conference preseason favorite who collected 15 votes in the opening Associated Press poll, took its first lead on Dawkins' basket as part of an 11-0 run to end the first half.

The Knights opened the second half on a 22-7 run to take its largest lead of 24 points at 65-41 with 11 minutes remaining.

Rider, the defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season champ and this year's favorite with all five starters returning, was led by Dimencio Vaughn with 14 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Collin Smith made tip-in 6:56
  Offensive rebound by Collin Smith 6:59
  Collin Smith missed layup 7:01
  Traveling violation turnover on Ahmad Gilbert 7:17
+ 2 Collin Smith made hook shot 7:38
  Personal foul on Dimencio Vaughn 8:22
  Defensive rebound by Anthony Durham 8:44
  Personal foul on Tacko Fall 9:43
+ 2 Tacko Fall made layup, assist by Collin Smith 11:21
  Personal foul on Aubrey Dawkins 12:03
  Personal foul on Karamoko Cisse 13:08
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Rider 0-1 343670
home team logo UCF 1-0 434184
Team Stats
away team logo Rider 0-1 76.8 PPG 40.4 RPG 14.5 APG
home team logo UCF 1-0 72.1 PPG 40.8 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
23
S. Jordan 12.6 PPG 3.5 RPG 4.4 APG 48.1 FG%
1
B. Taylor 16.0 PPG 2.2 RPG 3.3 APG 39.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
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Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
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