Orlando, FL (AP) - Jontae Sherrod scored 21 points and had nine rebounds as East Carolina handed Central Florida its third straight defeat, beating the Knights 74-62 on Wednesday night.
Erin Straughn hit four 3-pointers and scored 12 points for the
Pirates (10-8, 2-2 Conference USA).
Isaac Sosa led the Knights (14-3, 0-3) with 16 points, Keith
Clanton contributed 12 and Marcus Jordan 11.
Straughn drilled his fourth 3-pointer to cap a 16-4 run that
gave East Carolina a 62-45 lead with 10:47 left.
The Knights cut the deficit to 63-55 on Taylor Young's 3-pointer
with 3:46 to play, but that was as close as UCF would get.
East Carolina led 25-14 after hitting its first six 3-point
attempts, including three by Straughn. The Pirates turned their
attack inside and built the lead to 41-26 after Darrius Morrow's
layup with 2:17 left in the half.
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