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Taylor's free throws help UCF preserve victory

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 6 1/2 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.

The Knights, who came in ranked 335th in free-throw percentage at 62.6, missed their next four free throws but then made 10 of 12. Taylor missed his final free throw with 11.4 left and Sterling Taplin dribbled down court before trying an awkward bounce pass that went awry.

Collin Smith scored 13 points and Aubrey Dawkins and Tacko Fall 12 each for the Knights (14-3, 4-1 American Athletic), who beat the Golden Hurricane (12-7, 2-4) for the second time in their last seven meetings and won their ninth straight home game. Chad Brown grabbed 10 rebounds.

Daquan Jeffries scored 15 points and Taplin 14 for Tulsa.

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Key Players
S. Taplin
T. Allen
31.3 Min. Per Game 31.3
8.3 Pts. Per Game 8.3
4.6 Ast. Per Game 4.6
3.6 Reb. Per Game 3.6
37.9 Field Goal % 48.4
35.2 Three Point % 51.5
71.1 Free Throw % 66.7
  Defensive rebound by Jeriah Horne 11.0
  BJ Taylor missed 2nd of 2 free throws 11.0
+ 1 BJ Taylor made 1st of 2 free throws 11.0
  Personal foul on Elijah Joiner 11.0
+ 3 Curran Scott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DaQuan Jeffries 12.0
+ 1 BJ Taylor made 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
+ 1 BJ Taylor made 1st of 2 free throws 19.0
  Personal foul on Darien Jackson 19.0
+ 1 DaQuan Jeffries made 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
+ 1 DaQuan Jeffries made 1st of 2 free throws 19.0
  Personal foul on Terrell Allen 19.0
Team Stats
Points 62 64
Field Goals 19-47 (40.4%) 19-51 (37.3%)
3-Pointers 7-19 (36.8%) 4-20 (20.0%)
Free Throws 17-23 (73.9%) 22-31 (71.0%)
Total Rebounds 34 37
Offensive 4 8
Defensive 29 27
Team 1 2
Assists 13 13
Steals 8 5
Blocks 3 2
Turnovers 13 12
Fouls 29 21
Technicals 1 1
15 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST
15 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Tulsa 12-7 323062
home team logo UCF 14-3 234164
Team Stats
away team logo Tulsa 12-7 71.8 PPG 38.6 RPG 13.4 APG
home team logo UCF 14-3 72.1 PPG 40.8 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
2
D. Jeffries G 13.0 PPG 5.6 RPG 1.8 APG 50.2 FG%
1
B. Taylor G 16.0 PPG 2.2 RPG 3.3 APG 39.1 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Jeffries G 15 PTS 9 REB 3 AST
B. Taylor G 15 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
40.4 FG% 37.3
36.8 3PT FG% 20.0
73.9 FT% 71.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Jeffries 15 9 3 5/10 1/4 4/6 3 36 1 3 0 2 7
S. Taplin 14 2 2 4/9 3/5 3/4 3 29 0 0 5 0 2
M. Igbanu 8 2 1 1/4 0/1 6/8 5 18 1 0 3 0 2
C. Scott 6 1 0 2/2 2/2 0/0 2 16 0 0 1 0 1
L. Korita 2 2 0 0/4 0/1 2/2 1 22 0 0 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Jeffries 15 9 3 5/10 1/4 4/6 3 36 1 3 0 2 7
S. Taplin 14 2 2 4/9 3/5 3/4 3 29 0 0 5 0 2
M. Igbanu 8 2 1 1/4 0/1 6/8 5 18 1 0 3 0 2
C. Scott 6 1 0 2/2 2/2 0/0 2 16 0 0 1 0 1
L. Korita 2 2 0 0/4 0/1 2/2 1 22 0 0 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Horne 6 5 1 2/5 0/1 2/2 4 18 2 0 2 1 4
E. Joiner 5 6 4 2/6 1/3 0/0 4 24 2 0 0 1 5
D. Jackson 4 3 2 2/3 0/1 0/1 4 22 2 0 1 0 3
C. Barnes 2 2 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 1 10 0 0 0 0 2
P. Hewitt 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 5 0 0 1 0 1
A. Foree - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Falokun - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Deline Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Christopoulos - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 33 13 19/47 7/19 17/23 29 200 8 3 13 4 29
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Taylor 15 1 3 3/11 2/8 7/10 2 32 1 0 3 0 1
C. Smith 13 4 3 3/9 0/2 7/8 1 26 1 0 3 1 3
A. Dawkins 12 5 2 5/13 2/6 0/0 4 35 1 0 0 2 3
T. Fall 12 6 0 5/8 0/0 2/6 5 16 0 0 1 4 2
T. Allen 3 2 2 0/0 0/0 3/4 3 29 2 0 1 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Taylor 15 1 3 3/11 2/8 7/10 2 32 1 0 3 0 1
C. Smith 13 4 3 3/9 0/2 7/8 1 26 1 0 3 1 3
A. Dawkins 12 5 2 5/13 2/6 0/0 4 35 1 0 0 2 3
T. Fall 12 6 0 5/8 0/0 2/6 5 16 0 0 1 4 2
T. Allen 3 2 2 0/0 0/0 3/4 3 29 2 0 1 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Brown 7 10 0 3/3 0/0 1/1 2 24 0 1 0 0 10
D. Griffin 2 7 3 0/5 0/3 2/2 4 27 0 0 2 1 6
C. DeJesus 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
F. Bertz 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 8 0 1 1 0 0
C. McSpadden - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Catotti - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Famouke Doumbia - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Douglas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
X. Grant - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Renaud - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Anders - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Fuller Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 64 35 13 19/51 4/20 22/31 21 200 5 2 12 8 27