Tacko Fall Named AAC Player of the Week

ORLANDO ( –Senior center Tacko Fall was integral in UCF’s success this week. The 7-foot-6 big man averaged 15.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as the Knights won on the road at South Florida and No. 6/8 Houston to catapult themselves into the Top 25.


It marks the first time this season that Fall has been named Player of the Week by the league and the second time in his career. He also earned the honor once during his sophomore season in 206-17. It is the third time UCF has had a Player of the Week this season, as Aubrey Dawkins has earned the accolades twice.


Fall scored 18 points, had five rebounds and went 6-of-8 from the free throw line in Wednesday’s War On I-4 victory at South Florida. In the big win at Houston, the Dakar, Senegal native finished with 13 points and 10 boards for his fifth double-double of the season.


The Knights are now ranked 25th in the AP Poll, the team’s first ranking since 2011. UCF will host No. 19/20 Cincinnati on Thursday in the regular season finale, the first-ever ranked matchup at CFE Arena. It will be the last regular season home game for Fall, BJ Taylor, Chad Brown and Dayon Griffin.


Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. with coverage on ESPN2 and FM 96.9 The Game.



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