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Saturday college sports action features high stakes matchups

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Plenty of Florida college sports is on tap throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Many of the games come with high stakes. The Florida Gators will play in the SEC semi-finals on Saturday against Arkansas. The top-seeded Gators will face the fourth-seeded Razorbacks in the second game of the day in Hoover, Ala. Second seed LSU meets 11th-seeded South Carolina in the first game at 1:00 p.m. Florida reached the semi-finals after an incredible rally against Mississippi State. The Gators trailed…

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USF seeks to knock off regular season champ UCF in AAC baseball tourney

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The American Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament begins today in Clearwater. Spectrum Field will host the 8-team event featuring the Central Florida Knights and the South Florida Bulls. Top-seeded UCF, who took two of three from USF to take the regular season title, will take on the number 8 seed East Carolina Pirates beginning at 7:00 p.m. The fourth-seeded Bulls will face the fifth seed, the Tulane Green Wave, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The tournament runs through Sunday with the championship…

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UCF makes plays at right time to defeat East Carolina

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The Central Florida Knights made some key plays at critical times that helped them go on to a 47-29 win over the East Carolina Pirates in their American Conference opener in Greenville, North Carolina. Those plays made a winner of the Knights even though they were dominated in the statistical department. East Carolina, one of the country’s most prolific offenses regarding yards gained, was denied touchdowns by the Central Florida defense on multiple occasions. After a 75-yard pass play from…

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American Conference Tournament: USF wins; UCF falls

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The Central Florida Knights ended their season in a highly disappointing fashion, falling to the Tulane Green Wave 65-63 in the first round of the American Conference Tournament at the Amway Center. The Knights had multiple chances to win the game, but could not overcome 21 turnovers and 36 percent shooting. Tulane was the 10th, and lowest, seed in the tournament, but the seventh-seeded Knights played a sloppy game that gave the Green Wave the ability to hang in the…

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USF to finish season in conference tournament

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Championship Week comes to Orlando as 10 members of the American Athletic Conference will fight for the conference tournament championship at the Amway Center. The tournament kicks off on Thursday. SMU is ineligible for post season play. Both Florida members will play on opening day. The first game pits the ninth-seeded USF Bulls against the No. 8 seed East Carolina Pirates. This game will be the second meeting between the two teams in the span of eight days. The Pirates…

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UCF falls to 0-11 after pounding by East Carolina

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The Central Florida Knights are one step closer to a winless season following Thursday night’s 44-7 drubbing at the hands of the East Carolina Pirates. The loss brings UCF to 0-11 on the season and 0-7 in the American Conference. Quarterback Blake Kemp led the way for East Carolina with 35 completions in 50 attempts for 448 yards and four touchdowns. Isiah Jones had 14 receptions for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Hairston ran for 137 yards on 14…

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UCF seeks first win vs. Pirates

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The Central Florida Knights have two more opportunities to avoid a winless season. The good news is both games will be played at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando. The bad news is they are underdogs in both games. On Thursday night the 4-6 East Carolina Pirates provide the opposition. Four of those losses have come against teams either currently or formerly ranked this season. Those include Florida, Navy, Temple and BYU. Both teams have not played in 12 days.…

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