UCF Fastbreak - Dec. 13

Dec. 13, 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Junior guard Jermaine Taylor (Tavares, Fla./Tavares) is getting it done offensively this year for UCF. He paces the Knights and ranks fifth in Conference USA in scoring, averaging 17.7 points per game.

Taylor has led the Knights in points in each of the last six contests. In 2006-07, a player did not pace the team in points for more than two-consecutive games.

Taylor (twice), Josh Peppers (twice) and senior guard Mike O'Donnell (Largo, Fla./Largo) all led the squad in scoring in back-to-back games, but could not extend the streak to three contests.

The last time that a UCF player led the Knights in scoring in six-straight games occurred in 2003-04 when Dexter Lyons paced the squad in points during a six-game span.

No Knight has led the team in scoring for seven or more consecutive contests since 1997-98, when Mark Jones was the leader in eight-straight games.

UCF head coach Kirk Speraw expects Taylor to be one of the team's offensive leaders.

"We need Jermaine to be consistent each and every game," Speraw said. "Jermaine has been improving since he has arrived here and we need him to continue to get better. What is most impressive about Jermaine is his desire to improve and work on his game, which we are very pleased with."

UCF's next contest is slated for Sunday evening at Nevada. The team's will be meeting for the second time this season as the Knights posted a 63-60 win over the Wolf Pack on Nov. 11 in the inaugural game at the new UCF Arena.

The Knights' next home game is Dec. 28 against traditional power Connecticut.

Single-game tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at the UCF ticket office at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Season tickets are still available by calling 407-UCF-1000.

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Notes: UCF practiced on campus on Thursday afternoon... The team will travel to Reno, Nev., on Friday morning and practice twice before facing the Wolf Pack.