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B.J. Taylor’s Career-High 35 Helps UCF Pull Away from Georgia Southern

Tacko Fall also becomes UCF’s all-time leader in blocks

B.J. Taylor scored a career-best 35 en route to UCF’s win over Georgia Southern
Derek Warden

It didn’t look good there for a hot second, but the UCF Knights pulled away late from the Georgia Southern Eagles for a 95-88 victory.


Post-Game Reaction

Here’s our Twitter recap:

Three in the Key

1. B. J. Taylor’s Career Night

This was B.J’s masterpiece. He finished with a career-high 35 points on 10/17, including 6/9 from three-point range and 9/11 at the line.

2. Wild Second Half

Both teams went ballistic from the field in the second half. Georgia Southern shot 64.9% from the field (24/37), while UCF managed 58.6% (17/29). The Eagles out-scored UCF 57-53 after halftime, but it still wasn’t enough.

3. Problems in the Paint

One issue UCF had in the second half was in the paint, where Georgia Southern scored 34 of their 57 second-half points. Tacko Fall tallied four blocks, but GSU was able to tire him out down the stretch. This game is going to be highlighted on film by every opponent UCF faces the rest of the way.

Knight of the Night

B.J. Taylor. He saved the day for UCF. 27 of his 35 were in the second half, and UCF needed all of them. With UCF down 77-74 with four minutes left, again he took over, scoring 15 of his 35 in the final four minutes.

The Big Number

229. That’s Tacko Fall’s career total for blocks, which is a new UCF record, breaking the previous mark held by Keith Clanton. Tacko got the record tonight:

Who’s Got Next?

Home vs. Stetson - Sunday, December 16th, 3 p.m. at CFE Arena

An old rivalry, rekindled: