Tristin Spurlock and Kasey Wilson made four free throws in the final 12.9 seconds to help Central Florida squeeze out a 53-50 win over Savannah State.
Keith Clanton led the Knights (3-0) with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Isaiah Sykes contributed 14 points and five rebounds.
Rashad Hassan led Savannah State (3-2) with 17 points. Cedric Smith added 12 points and Preston Blackman 11 for the Tigers, who led late after trailing by as many as 18 in the second half.
A jump hook by Hassan gave Savannah State a 50-49 lead with 48 seconds left, but the Tigers couldn't get the rebound on a miss by Clanton.
Spurlock got the ball and drew a foul while attempting a jumper from deep in the corner. He made both free throws to put UCF up 51-50 with 12.9 seconds left.
The Tigers worked it inside to Hassan, but he missed a short jumper and Wilson was fouled with 1.6 seconds to go. He made both free throws to seal the win.
Blackman was just short with a half-court attempt to tie the game.