Big 1st half allows UCF to sweep East Carolina, 89-69
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A.J. Davis, Daiquan Walker and Adonys Henriquez all scored 13 points and the University of Central Florida rode a big first half to a comfortable, 89-69 win over East Carolina Saturday.
The Knights' sweep of the season series with ECU is their first since the 2011-12 season. East Carolina swept the season series a year ago, including a win in the American Athletic Conference tournament.
Central Florida roared to a 60-32 lead in the first half. Matt Williams knocked down three 3-pointers in the first five minutes, his third sending the Knights to a 16-10 lead. They closed the half on a 16-4 run.
Tacko Fall and Justin McBride each added 12 points for UCF (9-6, 3-1), which shot 54.2 percent from the field, including 12 of 27 from deep.
Caleb White and B.J. Tyson scored 20 and 19 points, respectively, to lead East Carolina (8-10, 0-5).