Scores

Final

UCF 69

(15-16, 6-10 C-USA)

SMU 53

(14-17, 7-9 C-USA)

9:30 PM ET, March 10, 2010

Bank of Oklahoma Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1 2 T
UCF 32 3769
SMU 30 2353

Top Performers

UCF: T. Young 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Southern Methodist: D. Williams 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

Young, Sosa, Tyler give UCF scoring edge over SMU

Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- Three players scored in double figures for UCF as the Knights defeated SMU 69-53 in the first round of the Conference USA tournament Wednesday night.

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Taylor Young scored 15 points, Isaac Sosa 14 and A. J. Tyler 12 for ninth-seeded UCF (15-16), which will play UTEP (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 25 AP), the tournament's top seed, in the quarterfinals Thursday night.

The Knights were 5-for-12 from 3-point range in the first half in taking a 32-30 lead. The eighth-seeded Mustangs (14-17) led 18-11 early, but UCF went on a 17-4 run and continued the momentum in the second half.

Keith Clanton scored off his own rebound while getting fouled on the play, and hit a free throw for a three-point play for a 46-36 lead.

Marcus Jordan, the son of NBA great Michael Jordan, made it 65-50 with a three-point play.

Derek Williams led SMU with 15 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
SMU
Points 69 53
FG Made-Attempted 26-48 (.542) 19-37 (.514)
3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 6-15 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 10-13 (.769) 9-14 (.643)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 16 7

2009-10 Season

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Jan 27, 2010 @SMU 65, UCF 43Recap
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