Last year, the 6-foot Gibbs scored more than 30 twice, becoming the first Davidson player with multiple 30-point games since Stephen Curry in 2008-09. Gibbs scored a career-high 37 shooting 15 of 17 last season.
He wasn't as efficient Saturday night though, shooting 12 for 23 from the field and 9 for 10 from the free-throw line.
The Wildcats used a 16-5 run to start the second half and took a 61-60 lead.
Gibbs then proceeded to make two free throws, a layup, a 3-pointer and another layup to make the score 69-63 and Central Florida never led again.
Adonys Henriquez scored 18 points for Central Florida.