Central Florida 70, Stetson 66

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Marcus Johnson scored a career-high 18
points and Gary Johnson hit a pair of free throws with 3.7 seconds
remaining to seal Central Florida's 70-66 win over Stetson on
Tuesday night.

The loss was Stetson's seventh straight to UCF (10-4, 3-3
Atlantic Sun Conference) and it was the Hatters third straight loss

E.J. Gordon's two free throws with 33 seconds left brought
Stetson (4-9, 2-4) to 68-66. Gary Johnson then missed the front end
of a one-and-one, giving the Hatters a chance to tie or take the
lead, but Will Holloman's runner in the lane with 6 seconds to go
fell short.

Gary Johnson grabbed the rebound and was fouled to seal the win.

Marcus Avant finished with 17 points and Gary Johnson and Josh
Peppers added 14 points each for the Golden Knights, who were
6-of-9 from 3-point range in the second half and 12-of-25 for the

Anthony Register kept Stetson in the game, scoring 14 of his 20
points in the second half. Karl Hollingsworth added 11 points for
the Hatters.