UCF Basketball Student Ticket Information

Nov. 5, 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - When the UCF men's basketball team opens the 2007-08 regular season on Sunday against Nevada in the inaugural game at the new UCF Arena, UCF students will be able to watch the contest free of charge. UCF students will again only need a valid school ID to attend Knights' home games this year.

Head coach Kirk Speraw's team is slated to play 16 regular-season contests this season at the state-of-the-art arena. In addition to Nevada, top teams like Ole Miss and Connecticut are set to play the Knights in Orlando.

Students will enter the building on the west side of the arena, via West Plaza Drive. Disabled students may come into the arena using the main entrance.

Student sections are general admission.

UCF went 22-9 a year ago and finished second in only its second campaign in Conference USA. Following the regular season, Speraw was named the C-USA Coach of the Year.

The Knights return nine letterwinners and three starters from last year's squad, including senior guards Dave Noel (Boynton Beach, Fla./Boynton Beach) and Mike O'Donnell (Largo, Fla./Largo).

Tip-off for the Nevada game is set for 2 p.m. In C-USA play, UCF will host eight teams, highlighted by visits from Houston and UAB.

Season tickets are also currently available by calling 407-UCF-1000. One lucky season ticket holder will get to drive home from the new UCF Arena in a brand new 2008 UCF edition Mazda CX-9, courtesy of Classic Mazda, the presenting sponsor of this year's season ticket drive. UCF fans who purchase two season tickets be entered into a drawing to win the Mazda CX-9.

Single-game tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at the UCF ticket office at Bright House Networks Stadium.

For the latest news and information on the Knights, tickets or apparel, log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. Also check out www.ucfphotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.