UCF Fastbreak - Dec. 19

Dec. 19, 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The Knights practiced for two hours on Wednesday morning at the new UCF Arena. Head coach Kirk Speraw's squad will now have five days off for Christmas.

UCF's next contest is at home against traditional power Connecticut on Dec. 28. The game will be televised live nationally on CSTV.

The Knights will return to campus on Christmas Day for an evening practice in preparation for the contest with the Huskies, who are 7-2 in 2007-08.

On Wednesday, the team worked on basketball basics, including fastbreaks, halfcourt offense and defensive rebounding. The squad also participated in a brief scrimmage.

The UCF Athletics Association is offering a special holiday ticket package. For $25, the package includes tickets to three UCF contests at the new arena, highlighted by the Connecticut game.

For more information about the Holiday Hoops 3-Pack, please call 407-823-1000.

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 UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports photos.

Notes: A camera crew from CSTV was on hand at the Knights' practice on Wednesday. The crew was in town filming a story on UCF senior center Stanley Billings (Orlando, Fla./Oak Ridge) that will air prior to the Connecticut game. A former Marine, Billings (29) is the oldest player in Division I basketball... UCF and Connecticut will be meeting for the second time. The squads played in the first round of 2005 NCAA Tournament in Worcester, Mass.