UCF Men’s Hoops Opens 2018-19 Season With Win Over Rider
The CFE Arena was Rocking on Tuesday Night as Men’s College Basketball returned to Orlando, Florida and Craig Mackay was at University of Central Florida with CEM Photography and My4oh7as Rider University was in town to take on the UCF Knights.
After the abrupt end to the 2017-2018 season, the Knights begin 2018 with a fresh and healthy team. The first half Rider kept the game close as the night had some trouble defending the 3 pointers and hitting at 55% from downtown. UCF took a 36-34 lead into halftime and then never looked back.
B.J Taylor led the way for UCF with 22 points and 4 assists while sinking in 10-14 free throws. Aubrey Dawkins dropped 16 points while only going 5-14, but finished the game with a double-double as he also tallied 10 rebounds along with a couple blocks.
The Knights will take on FAU at 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, while the Rider Broncs play Coppin State at home on Monday.