GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A.J. Davis scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and UCF defeated East Carolina 59-39 on Sunday.
Davis turned in his fourth double-double of the season and Cesar DeJesus added three 3-pointers and 15 points for the Knights (10-4, 1-1), who have six straight wins over East Carolina.
B.J. Tyson scored 13 points with the Pirates (6-7, 0-2) shooting only 32 percent and just 2 of 14 from the 3-point line in totaling their fewest points of the season.
The Knights had a 12-1 run, with five points from Davis, on their way to a 27-18 halftime lead, the fewest points UCF has given up in a half this season.
East Carolina got the first bucket of the second half but UCF then responded with a 16-0 run with six points from Djordjije Mumin and five from DeJesus for a 43-20 lead. The Knights stayed ahead by double figures.
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