TEMPLE
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Taylor scores 24 points, hits key free throws in UCF victory

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) B.J. Taylor scored 24 points, including two clutch free throws to seal the win, and Central Florida defeated Temple 78-73 in an American Athletic Conference opener on Wednesday night.

Shizz Alston made two free throws and Nate Pierre-Louis' 3-pointer brought Temple to within 66-63 near the four-minute mark, but the Owls went the next 3:44 without a field goal. Pierre-Louis stopped the drought with a dunk to get Temple back within six points with 16 seconds remaining. Aubrey Dawkins missed two free throws before Quinton Rose's 3 reduce the Owls' deficit to76-73 with six seconds left. Taylor made a pair from the foul line for the final margin.

Tacko Fall had his third double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for the Knights (11-2). Terrell Allen added 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds for UCF, which won its fifth straight and improved to 8-1 at home.

Pierre-Louis led Temple (10-3) with 21 points, Alston added 18 points and Rose 17.

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Key Players
S. Alston Jr.
T. Allen
31.0 Min. Per Game 31.0
8.4 Pts. Per Game 8.4
4.7 Ast. Per Game 4.7
3.3 Reb. Per Game 3.3
39.1 Field Goal % 50.6
38.0 Three Point % 53.6
91.1 Free Throw % 65.5
+ 1 BJ Taylor made 2nd of 2 free throws 4.0
+ 1 BJ Taylor made 1st of 2 free throws 4.0
  Personal foul on De'Vondre Perry 4.0
+ 3 Quinton Rose made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nate Pierre-Louis 9.0
  Defensive rebound by J.P. Moorman II 15.0
  Aubrey Dawkins missed 2nd of 2 free throws 15.0
  Aubrey Dawkins missed 1st of 2 free throws 15.0
  Personal foul on Shizz Alston Jr. 15.0
+ 2 Nate Pierre-Louis made driving dunk 16.0
+ 1 Terrell Allen made 2nd of 2 free throws 22.0
+ 1 Terrell Allen made 1st of 2 free throws 22.0
Team Stats
Points 73 78
Field Goals 24-53 (45.3%) 29-48 (60.4%)
3-Pointers 13-27 (48.1%) 4-11 (36.4%)
Free Throws 12-15 (80.0%) 16-28 (57.1%)
Total Rebounds 23 31
Offensive 4 7
Defensive 15 21
Team 4 3
Assists 19 17
Steals 12 4
Blocks 3 3
Turnovers 12 14
Fouls 21 15
Technicals 0 0
21 PTS, 1 REB, 4 AST
24 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Temple 10-3 284573
home team logo UCF 11-2 374178
Team Stats
away team logo Temple 10-3 74.8 PPG 37.9 RPG 14.5 APG
home team logo UCF 11-2 72.1 PPG 40.8 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
15
N. Pierre-Louis G 13.3 PPG 5.7 RPG 2.0 APG 46.1 FG%
1
B. Taylor G 16.0 PPG 2.2 RPG 3.3 APG 39.1 FG%
Top Scorers
N. Pierre-Louis G 21 PTS 1 REB 4 AST
B. Taylor G 24 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
45.3 FG% 60.4
48.1 3PT FG% 36.4
80.0 FT% 57.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Pierre-Louis 21 1 4 7/11 3/4 4/7 3 28 0 0 0 0 1
S. Alston Jr. 18 3 3 4/15 4/12 6/6 4 37 1 0 2 1 2
Q. Rose 17 4 4 7/13 3/5 0/0 2 38 4 0 4 0 4
D. Perry 5 0 2 2/2 1/1 0/0 4 27 2 1 3 0 0
E. Aflakpui 2 4 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 2 32 4 1 2 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Pierre-Louis 21 1 4 7/11 3/4 4/7 3 28 0 0 0 0 1
S. Alston Jr. 18 3 3 4/15 4/12 6/6 4 37 1 0 2 1 2
Q. Rose 17 4 4 7/13 3/5 0/0 2 38 4 0 4 0 4
D. Perry 5 0 2 2/2 1/1 0/0 4 27 2 1 3 0 0
E. Aflakpui 2 4 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 2 32 4 1 2 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Moorman II 5 3 2 1/3 1/3 2/2 3 13 0 0 0 0 3
A. Moore II 3 1 4 1/4 1/2 0/0 3 16 1 0 1 1 0
J. Hamilton 2 3 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 1 0 1 2
T. Lowe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Jackson Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Scott - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Parks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Keshgegian - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Waddington - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. West - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 19 19 24/53 13/27 12/15 21 200 12 3 12 4 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Taylor 24 1 2 7/12 3/7 7/12 2 36 0 0 3 0 1
T. Fall 16 11 2 7/9 0/0 2/6 3 31 0 3 1 6 5
C. Smith 12 4 1 5/8 0/1 2/2 3 24 2 0 1 0 4
T. Allen 11 5 7 3/4 1/1 4/5 0 34 1 0 4 1 4
A. Dawkins 10 3 3 5/9 0/2 0/2 3 35 0 0 0 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Taylor 24 1 2 7/12 3/7 7/12 2 36 0 0 3 0 1
T. Fall 16 11 2 7/9 0/0 2/6 3 31 0 3 1 6 5
C. Smith 12 4 1 5/8 0/1 2/2 3 24 2 0 1 0 4
T. Allen 11 5 7 3/4 1/1 4/5 0 34 1 0 4 1 4
A. Dawkins 10 3 3 5/9 0/2 0/2 3 35 0 0 0 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Brown 3 2 0 1/5 0/0 1/1 1 13 0 0 0 0 2
D. Griffin 2 2 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 10 0 0 1 0 2
C. DeJesus 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 14 1 0 3 0 0
F. Bertz 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0
C. McSpadden - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Ulvydas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Catotti - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Famouke Doumbia - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Douglas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
X. Grant - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Renaud - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Anders - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Fuller Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 28 17 29/48 4/11 16/28 15 200 4 3 14 7 21