OCALA--The College of Central Florida men's basketball team got off to a rough start and was never able to get in the groove against Daytona State on Saturday afternoon.
The Patriots (16-5, 1-1) shot 25 percent in the opening half and trailed by 11 at intermission. They would go on to fall 72-55 at the hands of the Falcons.
For the game, CF made just 27.8 percent of its shots, which was compounded by a season-low 2-of-26 mark from 3-point range.
In the opening half, the Patriots missed all nine shots from long range.
CF was also outrebounded 53-27 by DSC.
The Patriots did manage to force 23 turnovers, but their struggles on offense were too much for them to overcome.
The Patriots will host Polk State on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.