UCF-Rice Postgame Notes

Feb. 25, 2009

Final Stats

- Jermaine Taylor surpassed his career high by scoring 45 points, the most by a Knight in the program's Division I era. Taylor's impressive night helped him pass Bo Clark for the fourth-highest output in UCF school history. Clark scored 44 against Blackburn on Dec. 29, 1979. UCF joined the D-I ranks in 1984.
- After the strong performance, Taylor is now averaging 26.1 points per game, good enough for third in the nation.
- During the game, Taylor moved into seventh place on the Conference USA scoring list, passing Corey Santee from TCU (2003-05). Taylor currently has scored 1,871 points in his four-year career with the Knights.
- With 14 field goals made, Taylor passed Mike Clark (1969-73) and Ken Leeks (1988-92) for third all-time on the UCF career field goals register. The Knights leading scorer in the Division 1 era has recorded 684 field goals during his career.
- Connecting on 12 shots from the charity stripe, Taylor surpassed Paul Reed (1999-02) for fourth on the all-time free throws made list.
- Taylor made five 3-pointers against Rice, and now has drained 83 treys on the year, moving him past Harry Kennedy (1996-97) for fifth all-time in a season at UCF.
- Isaac Sosa connected on his 50th 3-point field goal for the season in the first half against the Owls.
- Senior Kenrick Zondervan made his 85th career start for the Knights.
- Taylor Young recorded a career-high four steals in the contest. The sophomore previously recorded three thefts four times this year.
- With the loss, the Knights still have a 6-3 advantage in the all-time series with Rice. UCF now holds a 2-1 record at home against the Owls.