Central Florida Defeats East Carolina 81-63

GRENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Isaiah Sykes scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Central Florida defeated East Carolina 81-63 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing skid in the series.

Keith Clanton added 16 points to give him 1,008 points in his career at UCF. A.J. Rompza also scored 16 and Marcus Jordan had 12 for the Knights (12-3, 2-0 Conference USA), who have won four games in a row and eight of their past nine.

The Knights have won their first two conference games for the first time since the 2007-08 season. UCF had its best shooting night of the season, making 52.2 percent (35 of 67) from the field as Sykes went 10 of 15.

The Knights went on a 17-2 run in the second half to build its biggest lead of the game at 57-35 with 12:19 remaining.

Miguel Paul scored 21 points to lead East Carolina (9-6, 0-2).

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  • by Chuck on Jan 7, 2012 at 08:54 PM
    For all you "Anti" ECU fools who do not know,this central florida team is very,very good.I think Jordans son plays theree? Not sure,but i do know they are a very good team.
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      by There on Jan 8, 2012 at 06:41 AM in reply to Chuck
      Central Florida was a bigger, stronger and better shooting team last night!! Our boys played well as long as they could!! They just couldn't hang with such a physically stronger team.. And quick!!!! Michael Jordan's son did not impress me..Seems to be stuck on himself and likes to play act!! Shortest guy on the the their team- # 3 rocked last night!!! A real hustler!!!
  • by Petey Pirate on Jan 7, 2012 at 06:17 PM
    WooHoooo! Cant wait to get that practice gym built for this program Keep pumping that money in folks. Keep drinking that Terry Holland Kool Aid. You all look like fools.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 8, 2012 at 12:30 PM in reply to Petey Pirate
      ... so says the King of Fools.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2012 at 06:06 PM
    Same old ECU mens basketball.
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      by Chuck on Jan 7, 2012 at 08:56 PM in reply to
      Take time to rebuild.This is Leob's 2nd tear.Way too early to throw the towel in on Lebo. ECU should win as many games as last year.

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