Photos: Terrance Coakley

The UCF Knights men’s basketball team (16-4) defeated the UConn Huskies (12-9) on late Thursday night.

Lead scoring by B.J. Taylor with 21 points, Ceasar DeJesus, and Collin Smith followed with 11 points each.

Building a 15 point lead in the first half, UConn could not keep up, although a late-game push by the Huskies to keep the game close. Tight defense helped secure this victory for the Knights.