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ECU women fall at home to Central Florida, 58-51


GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina found itself in another close contest against one of the top teams in the American Athletic Conference Wednesday night, but UCF hit the shots it needed down the stretch to post a 58-51 victory inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.


Both teams connected on 19 shots from the field, but the Knights arguably won the game at the free throw line where they drained 18 of 25 attempts.


The Pirates started to dial in from range as DaCosta drained another three as part of a 9-5 run that put ECU ahead 15-11 with 1:21 on the clock, but the Knights scored the last two points of the period through a pair of free throws to leave East Carolina with a two-point lead.


ECU struggled to put the ball in the basket in the early portion of the third quarter, missing five of its first six attempts from the field and allowing UCF to extend its lead to 34-26.


East Carolina scratched and clawed in the first five minutes of the final period, eventually tying the game at 44 via a DaCosta three-point field goal.


Up Next: East Carolina wraps up its two-game homestand Saturday at 3:30 p.m. when it welcomes Houston to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum for an American Athletic Conference contest.






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