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UCF wards off ECU down the stretch to advance in AAC tourney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) B.J. Taylor scored 17 points and A.J. Davis scored 14 and No. 6-seed Central Florida beat 11th seed East Carolina 66-52 in an American Athletic Conference Tournament first round game Thursday night.

Central Florida (19-12) advances to play No. 3 seed Houston, which had a bye, in a quarterfinal matchup on Friday.

Taylor and Davis scored the Knights' first 13 points and Central Florida used an 11-0 run for a 22-9 lead and stayed on top the rest of the way. UCF led 36-25 at halftime and extended the lead to 14 after intermission before a 13-0 run brought East Carolina within 46-45 on B.J. Tyson's 3-pointer.

The Pirates went scoreless for four minutes before a lone free throw, and UCF sealed it with an 18-1 run and were never threatened. East Carolina's two dunks in the final 73 seconds were its only field goals in the last 9 1/2 minutes.

Shawn Williams scored 17 for the Pirates (10-20) and Tyson scored 14.

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Key Players
I. Fleming
A. Davis
33.1 Min. Per Game 33.1
12.4 Pts. Per Game 12.4
2.1 Ast. Per Game 2.1
8.0 Reb. Per Game 8.0
44.3 Field Goal % 44.0
26.4 Three Point % 34.1
66.0 Free Throw % 69.4
+ 2 Usman Haruna made dunk, assist by Shawn Williams 3.0
+ 1 Myles Douglas made 2nd of 2 free throws 25.0
+ 1 Myles Douglas made 1st of 2 free throws 25.0
  Personal foul on Aaron Jackson 25.0
+ 1 Shawn Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 32.0
+ 1 Shawn Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 32.0
  Personal foul on Terrell Allen 32.0
  Lost ball turnover on Terrell Allen, stolen by B.J. Tyson 45.0
+ 2 B.J. Tyson made dunk, assist by Shawn Williams 1:08
  Defensive rebound by Shawn Williams 1:16
  Myles Douglas missed layup, blocked by Jabari Craig 1:18
Team Stats
Points 52 66
Field Goals 19-49 (38.8%) 19-44 (43.2%)
3-Pointers 6-14 (42.9%) 8-18 (44.4%)
Free Throws 8-12 (66.7%) 20-36 (55.6%)
Total Rebounds 34 28
Offensive 9 7
Defensive 21 18
Team 4 3
Assists 8 9
Steals 3 10
Blocks 1 1
Turnovers 19 9
Fouls 25 14
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 2 REB, 6 AST
17 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo East Carolina 10-20 252752
home team logo UCF 19-12 363066
Team Stats
away team logo East Carolina 10-20 72.7 PPG 43.9 RPG 13.4 APG
home team logo UCF 19-12 76.3 PPG 46.4 RPG 14.2 APG
Key Players
55
S. Williams G 13.2 PPG 1.6 RPG 1.8 APG 39.3 FG%
1
B. Taylor G 17.7 PPG 2.5 RPG 2.5 APG 40.3 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Williams G 17 PTS 2 REB 6 AST
B. Taylor G 17 PTS 3 REB 4 AST
38.8 FG% 43.2
42.9 3PT FG% 44.4
66.7 FT% 55.6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
S. Williams 39 17 2 6 0 0 4 3 5/13 2/5 5/5 1 1
B. Tyson 38 14 7 1 1 0 6 1 5/13 2/4 2/3 3 4
J. Craig 30 7 8 0 0 1 2 3 3/6 0/0 1/2 2 6
A. Jackson 10 3 1 0 1 0 0 5 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 1
I. Fleming 23 2 0 0 1 0 4 4 1/7 0/2 0/0 0 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
S. Williams 39 17 2 6 0 0 4 3 5/13 2/5 5/5 1 1
B. Tyson 38 14 7 1 1 0 6 1 5/13 2/4 2/3 3 4
J. Craig 30 7 8 0 0 1 2 3 3/6 0/0 1/2 2 6
A. Jackson 10 3 1 0 1 0 0 5 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 1
I. Fleming 23 2 0 0 1 0 4 4 1/7 0/2 0/0 0 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Davis 21 7 5 0 0 0 1 3 3/7 1/2 0/2 1 4
U. Haruna 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 2
D. Spasojevic 27 0 3 1 0 0 1 2 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 2
J. Whatley 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
K. Barkley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Obasohan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Hill - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Whitley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 52 30 8 3 1 19 25 19/49 6/14 8/12 9 21
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. Taylor 32 17 3 4 0 0 0 2 6/14 2/7 3/8 1 2
A. Davis 33 14 1 1 0 0 2 0 4/11 1/4 5/8 0 1
C. DeJesus 26 9 1 0 1 0 1 3 3/6 2/2 1/6 0 1
C. Brown 24 8 10 1 3 0 3 1 2/5 0/0 4/6 4 6
D. Mumin 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. Taylor 32 17 3 4 0 0 0 2 6/14 2/7 3/8 1 2
A. Davis 33 14 1 1 0 0 2 0 4/11 1/4 5/8 0 1
C. DeJesus 26 9 1 0 1 0 1 3 3/6 2/2 1/6 0 1
C. Brown 24 8 10 1 3 0 3 1 2/5 0/0 4/6 4 6
D. Mumin 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Griffin 27 9 1 2 1 0 1 2 3/4 2/3 1/2 0 1
T. Allen 26 2 4 1 5 0 1 3 0/1 0/0 2/2 1 3
R. Ulvydas 16 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 1
M. Douglas 7 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 2/2 0 2
N. Laing 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
C. McSpadden - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Stephenson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Catotti - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Morse - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 66 25 9 10 1 9 14 19/44 8/18 20/36 7 18