UCF-Southern Miss Postgame Notes

Jan. 8, 2008

Recap | Box Score

? The 41 points totaled by Southern Miss was the second-fewest allowed by UCF since the program moved to the Division I level prior to the 1984-85 campaign. A year ago, the Knights limited Florida Tech to just 37 points.
? Since joining Conference USA in 2005, the Knights have limited three league opponents to below 50 points.
? UCF won its Conference USA season debut for the first time in three tries.
? Dave Noel paced the Knights in scoring with 17 points. His performance marked the first time in 12 contests that Jermaine Taylor did not pace the Knights in points.
? Taylor did finish with 13 points and matched a career-best with eight rebounds.
? UCF recorded 12 assists on 19 field goals as both Chip Cartwright and Mike O'Donnell totaled four assists.
? The Knights registered six blocked shots, compared to one for the Golden Eagles. Stanley Billings had three blocks in a career-high 27 minutes and Tony Davis added two swats.
? The Knights have now started Conference USA play on the road for the second-straight year. In 2006-07, the squad began league play at UAB.
? UCF and Southern Miss were meeting for the third time on the hardwood.
? The contest concluded the Knights' first string of back-to-back road games of the season. The squad played at Sam Houston State on Saturday.
? The game was broadcast live regionally on CSS. It marked UCF's sixth televised game of the year and second contest on CSS.