Central Florida defeats East Carolina 67-56

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)—Taylor Young scored 16 points to lead Central Florida to a 67-56 victory over East Carolina on Tuesday night.

Young was 3-for-3 from beyond the arc and had six assists as the Golden Knights (11-11, 3-5 Conference USA) broke a three-game losing streak.

UCF led 24-23 at halftime, but extended its lead to 45-31 on Isaac Sosa’s 3-pointer with 11:03 left. The advantage stayed in double figures for the remainder of the game as the Golden Knights shot 52.2 percent from the field (12-for-23) in the second half.

Sosa had 14 points and A.J. Tyler added 10 points and nine rebounds for UCF.

East Carolina (7-15, 1-7), which has lost seven of its past eight, shot only 36.7 percent from the field (11-for-30) in the second half and committed 20 turnovers in the game.

Jamar Abrams led East Carolina with 28 points and Brock Young had eight assists.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 UCF
Taylor Young Taylor Young
4-6,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 6 Assists
 East Carolina
Jamar Abrams Jamar Abrams
11-17,  28 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

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Rebounds
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