GAINESVILLE-- Anyone who saw the College of Central Florida men's basketball team's earlier game against rival Santa Fe knew the Saints liked to shoot the 3-pointer.
The Patriots made sure SFC never got going this time around and in turn rolled to a 71-51 road win on Saturday afternoon.
CF (18-7, 3-1) held the Saints to an 0-for-21 mark from 3-point range and improved to 2-0 against SFC this season.
"That's amazing," CF assistant coach Tito Arias said. "I don't think that I have ever seen that before."
The Patriots forced 15 turnovers and held SFC to 34 percent overall shooting, 31 percent after halftime.
SFC, who lost 61-56 in Ocala earlier this month, once again failed to get much going on the offensive end.
"Diamonte Lewis and Miguel Cartagena Reyes really did a nice job on (Wyoming signee) Morris Marshall and that was key," Arias said.
Marshall, who scored 26 points and made three shots from NBA 3-point range late in the first meeting, was held to 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting, which included an 0-of-5 mark from beyond the arc.
CF has now won 18 of the last 20 games against Santa Fe over the past six seasons. The Patriots are 9-1 both at home and on the road against SFC during that span.
CF will now visit Daytona State, the conference leader, on Wednesday evening.
The Falcons won at FSC-Jacksonville on Saturday and remained perfect in conference play. Earlier this season, the Falcons won in Ocala for the first time since 2010 to take the early conference lead.