College basketball scores: Miami bests UCF, Stetson defeats FAU

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Hurricanes moved to 7-1 on Monday. Their lone loss came on Nov. 13 against Florida Gulf Coast.

The Miami Hurricanes defeated Central Florida in Orlando, 72-50, on Tuesday, handing the Knights their worst loss of the season. For the Hurricanes, this was their sixth win in a row. Miami went into halftime with a 37-21 lead, and did not allow the game to get much closer in the second half. Durand Scott and Reggie Johnson led the Hurricanes with 17 and 16 points. Johnson also grabbed 13 rebounds. Keith Clanton was the only UCF player in double figures. He finished with 15 points and nine rebounds.

Florida Atlantic fell at home to in-state rival Stetson, 69-68, on a buzzer-beating shot from Chris Perez. FAU led by double digits in the first half, but the Hatters were able to come back in the second half. With the win, Stetson snapped a six-game losing streak. Perez, along with Aaron Graham, led the Hatters with 16 points. Greg Gantt led the Owls with 23 points, despite shooting just 8-for-25 from the field.

In Tampa, the South Florida Bulls had an impressive come-from-behind victory over Youngstown State. USF trailed 45-39 early in the second half, but the Bulls mounted a 13-2 run and went on to win, 72-54. USF's Victor Rudd set a season high in points and rebounds, scoring 16 and grabbing 16 boards. Kendrick Perry led the Penguins with 15 points.

The Jacksonville Dolphins suffered an embarrassing 94-52 home loss to Wofford on Tuesday. The Dolphins were simply unable to stop the Terriers' offensive attack, allowing Wofford to shoot 55.7 percent from the field. Jacksonville's lone bright spot was Javon Dawson, who shot 5-of-8 for 11 points. The Terriers, meanwhile, got an impressive performance from Karl Cochran. The sophomore guard scored 29 points.

Florida Gulf Coast notched a big win over the Southeastern Fire. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead and cruised to an 86-60 victory. Chase Fieler led FGCU with 14 points, while Bernard Thompson and Christophe Varidel had 11. For Southeastern, Jordan Talley had 20 points.

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