Scores

Final

Marshall 58

(9-15, 4-6 C-USA)

UCF 75

(18-6, 7-3 C-USA)

    12:00 PM ET, February 10, 2007

    CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    MRSH 26 3258
    UCF 45 3075

    Top Performers

    Marshall: C. Ross 4 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    UCF: M. O'Donnell 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    UCF 75, Marshall 58

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Mike O'Donnell and Jermaine Taylor each scored 17 points to lead Central Florida to a 75-58 victory over Marshall on Saturday.

    UCF (18-6, 7-3 Conference USA) has won four of its last five games. Its only loss during that span was to then-11th-ranked Memphis.

    UCF maintained a double-digit advantage in the second half despite shooting only 37 percent from the floor.

    Marshall (9-15, 4-6) went on an 8-0 run to get within 48-36 with 15:29 remaining, but that's as close as they would come. UCF led by as many as 20 points in the second half.

    Lavell Payne finished with 15 points and seven rebounds and Josh Peppers had 14 points and five rebounds for UCF.

    Markel Humphrey led Marshall with 13 points while Tre Whitted finished with 12 and Mark Dorris added 11.

    UCF led 23-18 midway through the first half when the Knights went on an 11-0 run, keyed by 3-pointers by Payne, Peppers and Taylor.

    A mini-run by Marshall brought the Thundering Herd to within 11 with less than six minutes remaining, but UCF regrouped and pushed their advantage back to 45-26 by halftime.

    The Knights shot 56 percent from the floor during the first 20 minutes, while Marshall hit only 37 percent.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRSH
    UCF
    Points 58 75
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 25-55 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 9-24 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 16-18 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

    2006-07 Season

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    Jan 13, 2007 UCF 78, @MRSH 71Recap
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