Jan. 22, 2012
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By Jenna Marina
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (UCFAthletics.com) - The Gevenia Carter and Kayli Keough show was on display in the second half at Marshall, likely leaving Thundering Herd fans wishing they could change the channel.
The duo combined to score 26 of UCF's 32 second-half points to deliver the UCF women's basketball team's (9-9, 4-2 C-USA) first road win of the season on Sunday. The Knights rolled to their third-straight victory with a 55-44 win over Marshall (12-6, 3-2 C-USA) at the Cam Henderson Center.
Carter registered her third 20-point game of the season with a lights-out showing of 10-of-18 from the field for a game-high and career-high 28 points. Keough fell one rebound shy of a double-double coupled with her 14 points while forward Erika Jones grabbed a game-high 12 boards for her fourth-straight game in double-digit rebounds.
UCF got behind by as many as 10 points, 21-11, with 7:20 to go in the first half before Aisha Patrick found Keough for a jumper to spark the Knights on a 12-0 run spanning nearly seven minutes.
Carter knotted the game at 21 when she intercepted Erica Woods' pass and finished with a layup. Keough capped the stretch with a pair of free throws to give the Knights their first lead, 23-21, since the game's opening basket.
Woods responded for the Herd with a jumper to tie the game at 23 heading into halftime. The Herd managed to extend their lead back out to six points, 31-25, but UCF never lost its resolve.
With the shot clock running down, Carter clanked a three off the rim, allowing Keough to tip it back in while mid-air to put the Knights back on top, 34-33.
UCF never lost the edge again, and the Knights converted 8-of-8 from the free throw line in the final 1:36 to seal the game.
With the win, seniors Patrick, Ashia Kelly and Racine Davis clinched their 34th career Conference USA victory, making them the winningest senior class during C-USA play in school history.
UCF returns to UCF Arena on Thursday when the Knights host SMU at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (407) UCF-1000 or by visiting UCFAthletics.com. On gameday, tickets for the contest will be available at the UCF Arena box office. All UCF students are admitted free with a valid school ID.
The IMG Sports Network will broadcast all of UCF's games live on UCFAthletics.com with a subscription plan. Scott Adams will provide the play-by-play. Live stats are also available via UCFAthletics.com.