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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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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 41.1 RPG 12.1 APG
home team logo UCF 7-2 72.1 PPG 40.8 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
1
I. Smith Jr. 13.7 PPG 3.5 RPG 4.8 APG 40.7 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
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