OCALA-- College of Central Florida men's basketball team improved to 2-0 in Mid-Florida Conference play after defeating Florida State College at Jacksonville on Wednesday evening.
CF, ranked fourth in the state and 23rd in the nation, went into the half up 34-25, but FSCJ trimmed the Patriots' lead down to three with less than a minute remaining. The Patriots held on to win it 77-73 to improve to 16-3 on the year.
Carlos Dotson led the offense with 16 points, while Kevin Hunt Jr. and Xzavier Barmore each added 11 points. FCSAA Player of the Week Van Turner Jr. rounded out the quartet of leading scorers with 10 points.
CF will return to action on Saturday when they welcome Daytona State College for a conference doubleheader. The Lady Patriots will tipoff at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30.