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UCF balance beats SMU, 69-53, in Conference USA

Mar 11, 2010 - 5:10 AM TULSA, Okla.(AP) -- 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.

Taylor Young scored 15 points, Isaac Sosa 14 and A. J. Tyler 12 for ninth-seeded UCF (15-16), which will play No. 25 UTEP, 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.








  • CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT
    AT TULSA, OK
    NCAA BB FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    UCF 32 37 69
    SOUTHERN METHODIST 30 23 53 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: UCF - TAYLOR YOUNG 15, ISAAC SOSA 14,
    A.J. TYLER 12
    SOUTHERN METHODIST - DEREK WILLIAMS 15, THREE PLAYERS WITH 9

    Mar 10 11:28 PM


  • CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT
    AT TULSA, OK
    NCAA BB UCF 32
    SMU 30 HALFTIME

    Mar 10 10:18 PM
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    UCF 32, Southern Methodist 30  HalfMar 10 10:18 PM