UCF Fastbreak - Feb. 23

Feb. 23, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Head coach Kirk Speraw has been telling his team all season long that senior guard Jermaine Taylor (Tavares, Fla.) cannot solely handle the scoring load for the Knights. Sure Taylor ranks fifth nationally in scoring at 25.3 points per game, but someone else must contribute in order for the team to be successful Speraw says.

Another player certainly contributed at Houston on Saturday as freshman guard Isaac Sosa (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) totaled 16 points. Sosa connected on 4-of-7 triples in 23 minutes of action.

With freshman guard A.J. Rompza (Chicago, Ill.) nursing an injury, Sosa started UCF's previous three contests and averaged 4.0 points. He came off the bench against the Cougars Saturday and seemed more comfortable on the floor. Sosa looked for openings in Houston's defense and made sure he was in a position where Rompza and other Knights could get him the ball for open looks.

Sosa's play against Houston came as no surprise to assistant coach Craig Brown.

"His knowledge of the game is very good," Brown said. "He is very crafty from the offensive standpoint. He is a smart kid."

On the year, Sosa is averaging 8.5 points and is shooting 46.7 percent from deep. The Knights are slated to return to action Wednesday, hosting Rice at the UCF Arena at 7 p.m. The team has four regular-season games remaining.

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: The Knights are 12-2 at the UCF Arena this season. In 2007-08, the squad went 12-4 at home... Taylor averaged 36.0 points in UCF's last three games. He recorded 35 points at Houston Saturday... The Kirk Speraw Radio Show powered by Advance Auto Parts is set for Monday evening. The program airs live from the Smokey Bones in Waterford Lakes, starting at 6 p.m. The show is broadcast on the UCF-ISP Sports Network and WYGM 740 AM in Orlando.