UCF Hoops Fastbreak: Sosa Finds Shooting Touch at ECU

Feb. 3, 2010

By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - For the last month or so, UCF head coach Kirk Speraw had been hoping for his top shooter to have a breakout performance. Speraw was waiting for sophomore guard Isaac Sosa (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico), who he considers one of the top 3-point shooters in the country, to drain a couple of triples and get back on track.

Sosa, who struggled with his touch throughout January, shot the ball with great confidence Tuesday, hitting four 3-pointers in UCF's 67-56 win at East Carolina. He shot 4-of-8 from deep and finished with 14 points in 21 minutes.

"He had some better looks. They kind of let him loose a little bit," Speraw said. "This will be good confidence builder for him."

Two of his four misses from 3-point range occurred when Sosa received contact from a defender. Fouls were not called on either play, much to the dismay of Sosa and Speraw.

Sosa has made 44 3-pointers this season, and now has 101 for his career. He is averaging 9.8 points as a sophomore.

The Knights will have a few days off before their next contest. UCF will return to action one week from today at Memphis.

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Notes: UCF returned to campus from East Carolina Wednesday morning. The team will return to the UCF Practice Facility Thursday afternoon... The Knights recorded 14 steals against the Pirates, the most by UCF in conference play this year... The next installment of the Kirk Speraw Radio Show is this upcoming Monday at 7 p.m. at the Smokey Bones in Waterford Lakes.