Hendricks, UCF beat Santa Clara 57-50, win Baha Mar Bahamas

Led by Taylor Hendricks’ 19 points, the UCF Knights defeated the Santa Clara Broncos 57-50 in the championship game of the Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas

ByThe Associated Press
November 20, 2022, 11:22 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Taylor Hendricks scored 19 points as UCF beat Santa Clara 57-50 on Sunday night to win the Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas.

Hendricks was 7-of-15 shooting, including 3 for 10 from distance, and went 2 for 3 from the line for the Knights (4-1). Tyem Freeman added nine points while going 4 of 9 (1 for 4 from distance), and he also had seven rebounds. Ithiel Horton shot 3 for 8, including 2 for 4 from beyond the arc to finish with eight points.

Keshawn Justice finished with 12 points and two steals for the Broncos (3-2). Kosy Akametu added 10 points for Santa Clara. In addition, Parker Braun had seven points and eight rebounds.

UCF entered halftime up 25-16. Hendricks paced the team in scoring in the first half with six points. UCF was outscored by Santa Clara in the second half by a two-point margin, but still wound up on top, while Hendricks led the way with a team-high 13 second-half points.

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These two teams both play Wednesday. UCF hosts Evansville while Santa Clara hosts Menlo.

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