Former Leto High standout Ricky McConnell scored a career-high 22 points to lead Stetson to a 75-61 victory Monday night over Central Florida in the Trans America Athletic Conference.
McConnell, whose previous high was 15, was 8-for-12 shooting and added six rebounds, teaming with Sebastian Singletary to dominate the Golden Knights (8-14, 6-5 TAAC) in the post and on the boards.
Stetson (11-9, 6-5) outrebounded UCF 44-37.
Singletary added 17 points and six rebounds for the Hatters, and Ravii Givens had 16 points, five rebounds, and five assists.
The Hatters built their advantage to as many as 19 with an 8-0 run in the second half, going up 59-40.
The Knights had four scorers in double figures, led by Davin Granberry, who finished with 12 points. Jason Thornton and Cory Perry each had 11 and D'Quarius Stewart was held to a season-low six.
SOUTH ALABAMA 66, FLA. INTERNATIONAL 62: Ravonte Dantzler scored 17 points to lead five players in double figures as the host Jaguars rolled in Mobile.
South Alabama (11-8, 6-2 Sun Belt) played its third game in four days, losing the first two in overtime.
Virgil Stanescu had 12 points and 10 rebounds, seven offensive, for the Jaguars. Demetrice Williams, Dusty Dubbs and Michael Stewart scored 10 points each.
Carlos Arroyo led FIU (11-9, 5-3) with 23 points and five assists. The Panthers have lost three straight.
JACKSONVILLE 75, FLA. ATLANTIC 60: Marvin Augustin had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Dolphins in the Trans America Athletic Conference game at Boca Raton.
JU led 25-23 with 5:27 left in the first half, but the Dolphins (6-13, 3-8 TAAC) went on a 12-0 run to lead 37-23 at halftime.
BETHUNE-COOKMAN: Center Jerry Daniels is the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rookie of the week after scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds against conference co-leader Hampton. Freddie Cole scored 26 for the Wildcats at Daytona Beach. Bethune-Cookman (8-10, 7-3 MEAC) won its fourth straight and moved into a tie with Hampton for second place in the conference.
HAMPTON 87, FAMU 59: Tarvis Williams scored 17 points to lead the visiting Pirates at Tallahassee. Hampton (9-9, 7-3 MEAC) led throughout and had four players scored in double figures Kendric Green led the Rattlers (4-15, 3-6) with 15.