UCF Falls To Brown In 83-82 Overtime Heartbreaker


GO KNIGHTS Gary Johnson hit a three-pointer with 38 seconds left in overtime.
GO KNIGHTS
Gary Johnson hit a three-pointer with 38 seconds left in overtime.
GO KNIGHTS

Dec. 28, 2004

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jason Forte scored eight of his 15 points in overtime, including the winning free throws with 4.5 seconds remaining, as Brown rallied to defeat UCF, 83-82, in a first-round game of the UCF Holiday Invitational late Tuesday.

The Bears (5-5) face Charleston Southern (2-6), a 50-49 first-round winner over Fordham, in the Wednesday championship. UCF (7-2) faces Fordham (4-5) in the consolation.

Gary Johnson's three-pointer with 38 seconds left in overtime regained the lead for the Knights at 82-81, but Forte put Brown back on top with his freebies.

Brown erased a 13-point second-half deficit and took the lead for the first time on two free throws by Mark McAndrew with 1:41 remaining in regulation. Marcus Avant tied the game for UCF on a rebound basket with 1:27 to go.

Luke Ruscoe led Brown with 21 points.

Josh Peppers led five UCF players in double figures with 20 points.


 

 

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