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Taylor totals 14, UCF scores final 11 points in season-opening 64-55 win over Stetson


ORLANDO, Florida — B.J. Taylor hit a jumper and four late free throws, and Central Florida scored the last 11 points of the game to defeat Stetson 64-55 on Sunday.

Adonys Henriquez hit a 3-pointer and Staphon Blair dunked to put UCF up by three, but Stetson answered with Brian Pegg's layup and a 3-pointer by Angel Rivera.

Taylor's jump shot and pair of free throws along with Shaheed Davis' layup made it 59-55 with 2:48 left. Stetson missed its last nine shots, and UCF made five free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

Taylor led the Knights (1-0) with 14 points and nine rebounds and Davis had 11 points and 13 rebounds. Blair and Henriquez each had 11 points and Brandon Goodwin dished out seven assists. UCF hit 20 of 27 free throws.

Pegg finished with 12 points and Rivera added 10 for the Hatters (1-1).

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