Lawrence Borha prepares to go up for a shot. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Dec. 19, 2006
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (AP) - Josh Peppers scored 26 points to lead Central Florida to a 67-61 victory over Utah on Tuesday in the first round of the San Juan Shootout.
Central Florida (7-1) led from the early going and took a 28-15 advantage into halftime.
Dave Noel and Jermaine Taylor scored 11 apiece for Central Florida and Mike O'Donnell added 10.
Borha's second-half 3-pointer cut the lead to 2 points, but Peppers responded with a jump shot and two free throws to help Central Florida regain control.