Central Florida Beats East Carolina 64-55

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Keith Clanton scored 16 points and A.J. Rompza added 10 points and five assists to lift Central Florida to a 64-55 win over East Carolina.

The Knights (19-7, 8-4 Conference USA) got 10 points from Marcus Jordan to win for the fourth time in their last five games.

Darrius Morrow led East Carolina (12-13, 3-9) with 15 points. Miguel Paul added 10 points and eight assists for the Pirates.

Clanton had 10 points as UCF built a 33-25 halftime lead, but the Knights came out cold to start the second half and East Carolina drew even at 35-35 on a 3-pointer by Shamarr Bowden with 14:49 left in the game.

UCF responded with a 10-0 run that included 3-pointers from Jordan and Rompza. The Knights successfully nursed the lead to the finish line, despite hitting only 8 of 14 free throw attempts in the final two minutes.

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  • by sweep it clean on Feb 19, 2012 at 09:09 AM
    looks like a losing season! tell me folks the football team is a losing team, both basketball teams are to,the womens team has kept pitt county lockup full,there is always controversy around the baseball team always in trouble with the ncaa. Bottomline how is AD Holland still being worshipped by the pirate nation! ECU needs a good house cleaning
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      by Petey Pirate on Feb 19, 2012 at 04:52 PM in reply to sweep it clean
      Because they are ignorant fools.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 at 07:32 PM

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