UCF-Chicago State Postgame Notes

Dec. 30, 2008

Recap | Final Stats

? A day after matching his best output with 34 points against Penn, Jermaine Taylor established a career high with 38 points in Tuesday's victory. Taylor now has four 30-point performances in 2008-09.
? Taylor garnered UCF Holiday Classic MVP honors for the second-consecutive season. A year ago, he averaged 20.5 points in a pair of UCF victories at the event.
? Taylor is now averaging 23.0 points per game this year. He has led the Knights in scoring in 11 of the team's 12 contests.
? He made 3-of-7 shots from deep against the Cougars and now has attempted 500 3-pointers as a Knight. That mark ties Taylor with former teammate Mike O'Donnell for second all-time at UCF in 3-point attempts with 500. Jason Thornton attempted a school-record 505 treys from 1998-02.
? The Knights claimed the tournament title for the third-straight year.
? UCF improved to 6-0 at home this season. Dating back to last year, UCF has won 10-consecutive contests at the UCF Arena.
? With the win, UCF improved to 3-0 all-time against Chicago State.
? A.J. Rompza, who joined Taylor on the all-tournament team, matched a career-best with 10 assists. The freshman also totaled six steals in 33 minutes.
? Kenrick Zondervan made his 70th career start for the Knights Tuesday evening. Zondervan matched his season high by grabbing seven boards to go with 10 points.
? In only seven minutes of action, Jakub Kusmieruk recorded a career-high eight points. He also added two rebounds, a steal and his first career blocked shot.