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Taylor scores 21 as UCF routs Grambling 70-45

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) B.J. Taylor scored 21 points and Central Florida got back in the win column with some stingy defense in a 70-45 victory over Grambling on Saturday.

Taylor hit three 3-pointers and grabbed five rebounds for the Knights (7-2), who saw a five-game win streak end last time out in a 64-62 overtime loss to Missouri. Aubrey Dawkins had 11 points and eight rebounds and Tacko Fall had seven points, eight boards and five blocked shots. Falls has 30 blocks in nine games this season.

The Tigers, who trailed 30-23 at halftime, shot just 23 percent from the field in the second half, missed all eight of their 3-point tries and trailed by double digits after Dawkins' 3-pointer with 15:14 left to play. UCF has held opponents to 38.1-percent shooting from the floor over the past two seasons - tops in the nation - under coach Johnny Dawkins.

Dallas Polk-Hillard was the lone Tigers to score in double figures with 11 points. Grambling (4-5) shot just 29 percent from the floor and 19 percent from 3-point range.

UCF was playing the first of four straight home games to close out nonconference play. Grambling won the only other meeting in 1992.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
0.0   End of period  
19:33   Personal foul on Travon Bunch  
18:30   Personal foul on Collin Smith  
18:04   Tacko Fall missed hook shot, blocked by Travon Bunch  
18:02   Defensive rebound by Axel Mpoyo  
16:47   Personal foul on Travon Bunch  
16:34   Personal foul on Zavier Peart  
15:57   Lasani Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:46   Personal foul on Zavier Peart  
15:07   Lost ball turnover on Dallas Polk-Hilliard  
15:07 +2 Tacko Fall made hook shot, assist by Aubrey Dawkins 0-7
14:38   Zavier Peart missed layup, blocked by Tacko Fall  
14:36   Defensive rebound by Aubrey Dawkins  
14:28   Aubrey Dawkins missed driving layup  
14:26   Defensive rebound by Dallas Polk-Hilliard  
14:08 +3 Nigel Ribeiro made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zavier Peart 3-7
13:53   Lost ball turnover on Terrell Allen, stolen by Dallas Polk-Hilliard  
13:35   Offensive foul on Zavier Peart  
13:35   Turnover on Zavier Peart  
13:18   BJ Taylor missed jump shot  
13:16   Defensive rebound by Dallas Polk-Hilliard  
13:05   Lasani Johnson missed layup  
13:03   Defensive rebound by Frank Bertz  
12:53   BJ Taylor missed layup  
12:51   Defensive rebound by Axel Mpoyo  
12:39 +3 Dallas Polk-Hilliard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Devante Jackson 6-7
12:16   Bad pass turnover on Frank Bertz  
12:00   Shooting foul on Frank Bertz  
12:00 +1 Dallas Polk-Hilliard made 1st of 2 free throws 7-7
11:38 +3 Terrell Allen made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chad Brown 8-10
10:33   Personal foul on Chance McSpadden  
8:02   Defensive rebound by Axel Mpoyo  
7:14   Shooting foul on Ceasar DeJesus  
6:12   Shooting foul on Nigel Ribeiro  
6:00   Shooting foul on Lasani Johnson  
5:37   Personal foul on Devante Jackson  
5:19 +2 Devante Jackson made dunk 16-22
4:47   Offensive foul on Devante Jackson  
4:29   Personal foul on Axel Mpoyo  
3:04   Personal foul on Aubrey Dawkins  
2:57   Axel Mpoyo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:47   Shooting foul on Axel Mpoyo  
1:46   Personal foul on Dallas Polk-Hilliard  
1:12   Personal foul on Devante Jackson  
49.0   Shooting foul on Lasani Johnson  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:50 +2 Lasani Johnson made jump shot, assist by Travon Bunch 25-30
18:55   Personal foul on Axel Mpoyo  
18:41   Personal foul on Travon Bunch  
17:03   Shooting foul on Tacko Fall  
16:41   Personal foul on Travon Bunch  
15:38   Personal foul on Terrell Allen  
15:32   Zavier Peart missed floating jump shot  
15:24   Shooting foul on Aubrey Dawkins  
14:39   Offensive foul on Collin Smith  
14:10   Devante Jackson missed dunk  
13:02   Dallas Polk-Hilliard missed jump shot  
12:52   Personal foul on Shaq Athie  
12:37   Shooting foul on Devante Jackson  
12:21 +2 Prince Moss made jump shot 29-42
11:44   Personal foul on Shaq Athie  
11:44 +1 Chad Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 29-43
11:35   Bad pass turnover on Axel Mpoyo, stolen by Terrell Allen  
11:28 +2 Chad Brown made dunk, assist by Terrell Allen 29-46
11:28   Lost ball turnover on Prince Moss, stolen by BJ Taylor  
11:28   Frank Bertz missed jump shot  
11:26   Offensive rebound by BJ Taylor  
11:15   Aubrey Dawkins missed dunk  
11:13   Offensive rebound by Frank Bertz  
11:13   Lost ball turnover on Aubrey Dawkins  
10:50 +2 Dallas Polk-Hilliard made jump shot 31-46
10:28   Aubrey Dawkins missed jump shot  
10:28   Offensive rebound by Chad Brown  
10:28   Chad Brown missed dunk  
10:28   Offensive rebound by BJ Taylor  
10:26 +2 BJ Taylor made dunk 31-48
10:26   Shooting foul on Axel Mpoyo  
10:02 +1 BJ Taylor made free throw 31-49
10:11   Lasani Johnson missed jump shot  
10:09   Offensive rebound by Dallas Polk-Hilliard  
10:02 +2 Dallas Polk-Hilliard made dunk 33-49
10:02   Shooting foul on Chad Brown  
10:02   Dallas Polk-Hilliard missed free throw  
10:02   Defensive rebound by Terrell Allen  
9:56   Offensive foul on Chad Brown  
9:56   Turnover on Chad Brown  
9:40   Lasani Johnson missed jump shot  
9:38   Offensive rebound by Travon Bunch  
9:37 +2 Travon Bunch made dunk 35-49
9:08 +2 BJ Taylor made turnaround jump shot 35-51
8:54   Lasani Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:52   Defensive rebound by Chad Brown  
8:44   Shooting foul on Dallas Polk-Hilliard  
8:44 +1 BJ Taylor made 1st of 2 free throws 35-52
8:44   BJ Taylor missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
8:44   Defensive rebound by Lasani Johnson  
8:25   Personal foul on Collin Smith  
8:25 +1 Devante Jackson made 1st of 2 free throws 36-52
8:25   Devante Jackson missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
8:25   Defensive rebound by Frank Bertz  
8:10 +3 Frank Bertz made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Collin Smith 36-55
7:38 +2 Nigel Ribeiro made reverse layup 38-55
7:15   BJ Taylor missed driving layup, blocked by Travon Bunch  
7:13   Defensive rebound by Travon Bunch  
7:09   Shooting foul on Dayon Griffin  
7:09   Devante Jackson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:09 +1 Devante Jackson made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-55
6:48   Dayon Griffin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:46   Offensive rebound by UCF  
6:44   Personal foul on Travon Bunch  
6:44   Tacko Fall missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:44   Tacko Fall missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:44   Defensive rebound by Zavier Peart  
6:25   Devante Jackson missed layup, blocked by Tacko Fall  
6:23   Defensive rebound by UCF  
6:02   Double dribble turnover on Tacko Fall  
5:45   Devante Jackson missed jump shot, blocked by Tacko Fall  
5:43   Offensive rebound by Grambling  
5:34   Zavier Peart missed turnaround jump shot  
5:32   Defensive rebound by BJ Taylor  
5:26 +2 Ceasar DeJesus made driving layup 39-57
5:14   Devante Jackson missed layup  
5:12   Offensive rebound by Devante Jackson  
5:04   Devante Jackson missed layup, blocked by Tacko Fall  
5:02   Defensive rebound by Tacko Fall  
4:59   Ceasar DeJesus missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:58   Offensive rebound by Aubrey Dawkins  
4:55   BJ Taylor missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:53   Offensive rebound by Frank Bertz  
4:52 +2 Frank Bertz made dunk 39-59
4:37   Bad pass turnover on Zavier Peart, stolen by Frank Bertz  
4:13   Aubrey Dawkins missed jump shot  
4:11   Defensive rebound by Zavier Peart  
4:02   Dallas Polk-Hilliard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:00   Offensive rebound by Axel Mpoyo  
3:42   Shooting foul on Frank Bertz  
3:42 +1 Lasani Johnson made 1st of 3 free throws 40-59
3:42 +1 Lasani Johnson made 2nd of 3 free throws 41-59
3:42 +1 Lasani Johnson made 3rd of 3 free throws 42-59
3:41   Personal foul on Dallas Polk-Hilliard  
3:41 +1 BJ Taylor made 1st of 2 free throws 42-60
3:41 +1 BJ Taylor made 2nd of 2 free throws 42-61
3:27   Dallas Polk-Hilliard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:25   Defensive rebound by Tacko Fall  
3:05   Bad pass turnover on Aubrey Dawkins, stolen by Axel Mpoyo  
2:57   Zavier Peart missed hook shot  
2:55   Defensive rebound by Aubrey Dawkins  
2:27 +2 Ceasar DeJesus made jump shot 42-63
2:08   Dallas Polk-Hilliard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:06   Offensive rebound by Axel Mpoyo  
2:06   Personal foul on Tacko Fall  
2:06   Axel Mpoyo missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:06 +1 Axel Mpoyo made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-63
1:48 +3 Xavier Grant made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ceasar DeJesus 43-66
1:34   Lasani Johnson missed floating jump shot  
1:32   Defensive rebound by Collin Smith  
1:09   Levy Renaud missed driving layup, blocked by Zavier Peart  
1:07   Offensive rebound by UCF  
1:02   Shooting foul on Prince Moss  
1:02 +1 Ceasar DeJesus made 1st of 2 free throws 43-67
1:02 +1 Ceasar DeJesus made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-68
47.0   Prince Moss missed 3-pt. jump shot  
45.0   Offensive rebound by Lasani Johnson  
39.0   Lasani Johnson missed jump shot  
37.0   Defensive rebound by Chance McSpadden  
37.0   Personal foul on Prince Moss  
37.0 +1 Ceasar DeJesus made 1st of 2 free throws 43-69
37.0 +1 Ceasar DeJesus made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-70
29.0   Lasani Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
27.0   Defensive rebound by Ryan Anders  
16.0   Lost ball turnover on Levy Renaud  
Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Lost ball turnover on Levy Renaud 16.0
  Defensive rebound by Ryan Anders 27.0
  Lasani Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot 29.0
+ 1 Ceasar DeJesus made 2nd of 2 free throws 37.0
+ 1 Ceasar DeJesus made 1st of 2 free throws 37.0
  Personal foul on Prince Moss 37.0
  Defensive rebound by Chance McSpadden 37.0
  Lasani Johnson missed jump shot 39.0
  Offensive rebound by Lasani Johnson 45.0
  Prince Moss missed 3-pt. jump shot 47.0
+ 1 Ceasar DeJesus made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:02
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 Grambling 4-5 232245
home team logo UCF 7-2 304070
Team Stats
away team logo Grambling 4-5 71.3 PPG 38.2 RPG 12.9 APG
home team logo UCF 7-2 68.9 PPG 37.8 RPG 13.5 APG
Key Players
25
D. Jackson 12.7 PPG 5.3 RPG 1.3 APG 51.7 FG%
35
C. Smith 12.6 PPG 6.3 RPG 1.9 APG 46.3 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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
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
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB