Taylor’s 21 helps UCF defeat N.J. Tech
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)—Jermaine Taylor scored 21 points and Tony Davis finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds as Central Florida beat winless New Jersey Tech 82-50 Sunday in a semifinal game of the UCF Holiday Classic.
The Knights (6-6) play Long Island in Monday’s championship game.
UCF opened the game with a 14-3 run and led 44-18 at halftime, spoiling the return of NJIT coach Jim Casciano, who was back on the bench for the first time since taking a medical leave of absence Nov. 11.
All 12 UCF players who got into the game scored, and the Knights outrebounded NJIT 41-28.
Justin Garris and Kraig Peters each had eight points for NJIT (0-14), which meets Texas Pan-American in Monday’s consolation game.