East Carolina @ UCF
Current Records: East Carolina 15-15; UCF 16-13
What to Know
The UCF Knights are 15-0 against the East Carolina Pirates since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Sunday. The Knights and East Carolina will face off in an American Athletic battle at 2 p.m. ET at Addition Financial Arena. Both teams are out to turn their luck around after having lost tight contests in their previous games.
It was close but no cigar for UCF as they fell 57-55 to the Temple Owls this past Thursday. Despite the loss, UCF had strong showings from forward Taylor Hendricks, who had 16 points in addition to seven rebounds, and guard C.J. Kelly, who had 19 points.
Speaking of close games: East Carolina was close but no cigar this past Friday as they fell 81-78 to the Tulane Green Wave. East Carolina got double-digit scores from four players: guard RJ Felton (23), forward Ezra Ausar (22), forward Brandon Johnson (11), and guard Quentin Diboundje (10). Ausar hadn't helped his team much against Tulane this past Wednesday, so this was a nice turnaround for him. Ezra Ausar's points were the most he has had all season.
The Knights are the favorite in this one, with an expected 10.5-point margin of victory. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with UCF, who are 14-14-1 against the spread.
These two teams will surely be fighting tooth and nail to get back into the win column after losses last week. Check back to see which squad is able to work their way into the win column.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Addition Financial Arena -- Orlando, Florida
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $2.00
The Knights are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Pirates, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Knights as an 11.5-point favorite.
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UCF have won all of the games they've played against East Carolina in the last nine years.
- Jan 04, 2023 - UCF 64 vs. East Carolina 61
- Feb 20, 2022 - UCF 69 vs. East Carolina 66
- Jan 18, 2022 - UCF 92 vs. East Carolina 85
- Mar 11, 2021 - UCF 72 vs. East Carolina 62
- Mar 04, 2021 - UCF 64 vs. East Carolina 60
- Jan 27, 2021 - UCF 71 vs. East Carolina 64
- Mar 08, 2020 - UCF 94 vs. East Carolina 62
- Feb 06, 2020 - UCF 68 vs. East Carolina 64
- Jan 13, 2019 - UCF 76 vs. East Carolina 65
- Mar 08, 2018 - UCF 66 vs. East Carolina 52
- Dec 31, 2017 - UCF 59 vs. East Carolina 39
- Feb 18, 2017 - UCF 61 vs. East Carolina 58
- Jan 03, 2017 - UCF 48 vs. East Carolina 45
- Jan 16, 2016 - UCF 89 vs. East Carolina 69
- Jan 02, 2016 - UCF 71 vs. East Carolina 68