Scores

Final

Penn State 59

(2-3, 0-0 away)

UCF 70

(3-2, 2-0 home)

    11:00 AM ET, November 25, 2007

    HP Field House, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    PSU 24 3559
    UCF 32 3870

    Top Performers

    Penn State: G. Claxton 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    UCF: J. Taylor 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    UCF 70, Penn St. 59

    Associated Press

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Jermaine Taylor scored 23 points and Mike O'Donnell had 16, leading Central Florida to a 70-59 victory against Penn State in the seventh-place game of the Old Spice Classic on Sunday.

    Geary Claxton scored 22 points and Jamelle Cornley finished with 11 to pace Penn State (2-3), which has three November losses for the first time since 1978.

    Central Florida (3-2) outscored Penn State 18-4 from the free-throw line en route to its first victory in seven attempts all-time against Big 10 opponents.

    The Nittany Lions built an eight-point lead midway through the first half, but a pair of 3-pointers each by Taylor and O'Donnell helped the Knights take a 32-24 advantage into the break.

    Central Florida hit four-of-seven shots from long range in the first half. Penn State made only three-of-17 from behind the arc before the intermission and five-of-31 overall.

    UCF extended its lead to 11 points early in the second half, but Claxton scored seven points in a 9-0 run that trimmed the deficit to 37-35. Penn State never drew any closer as UCF pulled away.

    The Old Spice Classic was being held at Walt Disney World.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PSU
    UCF
    Points 59 70
    FG Made-Attempted 25-69 (.362) 23-49 (.469)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-31 (.161) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 18-23 (.783)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 15

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