UCF has been up by as many as 22 points in the second half but currently holds a 64-51 lead with seven minutes remaining in the contest. Missouri transfer MIguel Paul has been a one-man wrecking crew for the Pirates as he has 21 points on the contest but has also taken some out of control shots at inopportune moments that UCF has taken the other way to convert into points.
East Carolina is already in the double-bonus as the Knights have been foul-prone in the second half. Josh Crittle has four fouls and Dwight McCombs has three fouls on the inside. UCF has also continued its one to one assist to turnover ratio as it has had struggles with the East Carolina pressure in this half.