Last-minute 3-pointer leads UCF past South Florida

(University of Central Florida)

Darius Perry hit a 3-pointer with 32.2 seconds left to give Central Florida the lead en route to a 60-58 win over South Florida in the first round of the American Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday night.

Perry finished with 13 points for Central Florida (18-11). Darin Green Jr. added 11 points and Cheikh Mbacke Diong posted five blocks.

Caleb Murphy had 15 points and eight assists for the Bulls (8-23). Russel Tchewa had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Jamir Chaplin added 11 points and eight rebounds.