Darius Perry had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lift UCF to a 64-60 win over East Carolina on Thursday night.
UCF (14-3, 12-2 American Athletic Conference) evened the War on I-4 for this season, making up for a 65-62 loss Tuesday at USF (15-3, 13-2*), and has now won five of their last six meetings. The only UCF victory over a ranked opponent prior to Thursday came Feb. 14, 2017, when the Knights took down then-No. USF.
Ross Newton, who was the director of high school relations at Auburn, announced Tuesday that he will be the assistant to the head coach at UCF. Newton joins numerous other Auburn Tigers in Orlando. Former linebackers coach and UCF defensive coordinator Travis Williams and director of on-campus recruiting Beth Burkett were both part of the 2020 Auburn team.