After Thrilling Win Over USM, Knights Host ECU Saturday

Feb. 8, 2013

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By Doug Richards

Game Info
Location: Orlando, Fla.
Arena: UCF Arena
Tipoff: 4 p.m.
Radio: UCF IMG Sports Network (740-WYGM)
Game Notes

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - After a thrilling victory earlier in the week, the UCF men's basketball team will return to the hardwood Saturday when it hosts East Carolina. Tipoff at the UCF Arena is 4 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Knights' (16-6, 6-2) used some big defensive stops to snap Southern Miss' 10-game winning streak in a 60-58 victory.

Tristan Spurlock scored a game-high 18 points and Keith Clanton blocked seven shots, including a game-winning 3-point attempt with four seconds remaining. The senior needs only one board to become UCF's lone all-time leader in career rebounds. He has 942 boards as a Knight and is tied with Ken Leeks (1988-92) for the top spot.

UCF has won five of its last six games and has claimed five-straight victories at home.

The UCF Arena box office will be open for ticket sales prior to the game. UCF students are admitted free with a school ID.

The Pirates are 13-8 overall and 4-4 in league play. Maurice Kemp is averaging 17.9 points to pace C-USA.

UCF-East Carolina will air on the UCF IMG Sports Network and its flagship station, 740 The Game in Orlando. Marc Daniels and Taylor Young will have the call from the arena and pregame coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. Live video and statistics will be available at UCFAthletics.com.