UCF Fastbreak - Dec. 9

Dec. 9, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Following UCF's big home win over USF Saturday, much of the talk focused on the crowd and the play of seniors Jermaine Taylor (Tavares, Fla.) and Kenrick Zondervan (Hoofddorp, Holland) and junior Tony Davis (Sarasota, Fla.).

The trio combined for 58 of the team's 71 points, but the biggest play of the game might have come from another Knight.

Junior guard Drew Speraw (Oviedo, Fla.) capped a 7-0 run to end the first half by hitting a triple from the corner with two seconds left. The 3-pointer cut the Bulls' lead to 28-26 at intermission. Speraw was inserted into the game specifically to take the shot.

Speraw has only logged 13 minutes this season and is 2-for-4 from 3-point range. Taylor was not surprised that Speraw hit the shot.

"You guys don't know it, but I see him every day shooting. I knew he was going to make it from the time he was coming off of the screen and he was open," Taylor said. "That is Drew's shot. He is one of the best shooters on the team."

The Knights' next contest is set for Friday when the team hosts Florida Tech at the UCF Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Tickets for the game are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com and at (407) 839-3900.

For the latest news on the Knights, log on to UCFAthletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. The site, which also contains ticket and Golden Knights Club donor information, is also the home of UCF's new online apparel store. Also visit UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.

Notes: Although finals are occurring this week, the Knights are still practicing each afternoon... Taylor is tied for 49th nationally in scoring at 19.9 points per game. He is the top scorer among all players from institutions in Florida this season.