Scores

Final

East Carolina 71

(13-16, 5-11 C-USA)

UCF 74

(17-13, 7-9 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, March 7, 2009

    CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    ECU 37 3471
    UCF 23 5174

    Top Performers

    East Carolina: S. Hinnant 22 Pts, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UCF: J. Taylor 36 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UCF 74, East Carolina 71

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jermaine Taylor scored 36 points, converting a three-point play with 28 second left, to propel Central Florida to a 74-71 win over East Carolina on Saturday night in the Conference USA regular-season finale for both teams.

    Taylor, the nation's third-leading scorer (26.2), helped the Knights (17-13, 7-9) snap a four-game skid with his late heroics on senior day.

    After Taylor's late layup and free throw gave UCF a 72-71 lead, the Pirates (13-16, 5-11) attempted to hold the ball for a last shot. But Sam Hinnant, who scored 22 for ECU, was called for an offensive foul with 2.7 seconds remaining while driving down the lane. Taylor Young hit two free throws for the final margin.

    It's the second time this season Central Florida has rallied to win after trailing by 17 or more in the second half -- the first time coming against Tulsa on February 14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ECU
    UCF
    Points 71 74
    FG Made-Attempted 25-49 (.510) 26-67 (.388)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-22 (.455) 8-28 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 14-17 (.824)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 7

    2008-09 Season

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