ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) B.J. Taylor scored 20 points and Central Florida never trailed in a 77-70 victory over Houston on Saturday.
Tanksley Efianayi and A.J. Davis added 15 points apiece for UCF (13-4, 4-1 American), which bounced back from a 64-49 loss at Connecticut that snapped a five-game win streak. Tacko Fall chipped in 11 points and made three dunks. Matt Williams had 10 points and six assists.
The Knights had a 10-point lead with 4:24 left. Gray scored four points during an 8-1 spurt to pull Houston to 70-67 with 1:48 to go. Fall dunked and the Knights made 5 of 6 free throws to cap a 7-0 surge to seal it.
Following Saturday's game, the Cougars return home for a stretch that sees the team playing two games in three days.
Cougars play host to Memphis at 8 p.m., Thursday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion... Game will be shown on CBS Sports Network and can be heard on KPRC 950 AM.
Houston legend and former NBA star Otis Birdsong will serve as an honorary captain prior to that game.
From there, Houston hits the road on Interstate 45 North to take on SMU at 5 p.m., Saturday, inside Moody Coliseum in Dallas... Game can be seen on ESPNU and heard on KPRC 950 AM.
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