UCF beats Marshall 87-69

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)—Jermaine Taylor’s 27 points led four Central Florida players in double figures in an 87-69 victory over Marshall on Sunday.

Central Florida (13-6, 3-2 Conference USA) shot 58.3 percent from the floor (28 of 48) in the win. The Knights led by as many as 22 points in the second half, fueled by a 12-0 run midway through the period.

A.J. Tyler scored 15 points, Tony Davis had 12 points and Isaac Sosa finished with 10.

Chris Lutz led the Thundering Herd (9-10, 2-3) with 20 points. Dago Pena finished with 13 points and Markel Humphrey and Shaquille Johnson had 12 apiece.

An 11-2 run in the final 3:40 of the opening quarter, including two 3-pointers by Taylor, propelled Central Florida to a 50-41 halftime advantage. Taylor missed five of his first six shots from the floor, but went 5-for-5 over the final 5:41 of the first half.

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 Top Performers
 Marshall
Chris Lutz Chris Lutz
7-16,  20 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 UCF
Jermaine Taylor Jermaine Taylor
9-18,  27 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists

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