GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -Taylor Young scored 16 points to lead Central Florida to a 67-56 victory over East Carolina on Tuesday night.
Young was 3-for-3 from beyond the arc and had six assists as the Golden Knights (11-11, 3-5 Conference USA) broke a three-game losing streak.
UCF led 24-23 at halftime, but extended its lead to 45-31 on Isaac Sosa's 3-pointer with 11:03 left. The advantage stayed in double figures for the remainder of the game as the Golden Knights shot 52.2 percent from the field (12-for-23) in the second half.
Sosa had 14 points and A.J. Tyler added 10 points and nine rebounds for UCF.
East Carolina (7-15, 1-7), which has lost seven of its past eight, shot only 36.7 percent from the field (11-for-30) in the second half and committed 20 turnovers in the game.
Jamar Abrams led East Carolina with 28 points and Brock Young had eight assists.
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