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NCAA Game Summary - East Carolina at U-C-F



(Saturday, February 18th)

Final Score: U-C-F 64, East Carolina 55

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Keith Clanton led all scorers with 16 points as the UCF Knights defeated the East Carolina Pirates 64-55 in Conference-USA action at UCF Arena.

A.J. Rompza tallied 11 points, five assists, and five rebounds for UCF (19-7, 8-4 C-USA). Marcus Jordan added 10 points for the Knights, who have won four of five.

For East Carolina (12-13, 3-9), Darrius Morrow scored 15 points while Miguel Paul and Robert Sampson netted 10 apiece. Paul also dished out eight assists for the Pirates, who have lost three straight.

UCF shot an impressive 51.7 percent from the field in the first half to take a 33-25 lead into the break. East Carolina connected on just 11-of-29 field goals in the half and shot a woeful 1-of-11 from three-point range.

The Knights continued to shoot well from the field after halftime at 47.1 percent. A pair of Robert Sampson free-throws with 12:50 left brought the Pirates to within two, 39-37, but they would get no closer.

UCF outrebounded East Carolina, 39-30.

02/18 21:33:22 ET