UCF Fastbreak - Oct. 16

Oct. 16, 2009

By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's basketball team officially opened its 2009-10 campaign Friday evening with a two-hour session inside the UCF Practice Facility. The Knights focused on fundamentals and conditioning during the practice.

"It is great to be back on the court as a team. This is an exciting time of year for any college basketball coach," UCF head coach Kirk Speraw said. "Our guys are excited to get the season officially underway."

In typical Speraw fashion, the practice included several defensive drills. The squad also worked on free-throw shooting and ball-handling.

The Knights' season opener, Nov. 13 at the UCF Arena versus Massachusetts, is less than one month away.

UCF will return to the practice court Saturday morning.

Season tickets, which begin at just $79, are currently available by calling (407) UCF-1000 or by visiting UCFAthletics.com. The Knights will play 15 games at home this year.

For the latest news on the Knights, log on to UCFAthletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. The site, which also contains ticket and Golden Knights Club donor information, is also the home of UCF's new online apparel store. Also visit UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.

Notes: UCF received considerable media coverage Friday, the day after its media day. The event drew around 30 reporters to the UCF Practice Facility... Former Knight Adam Gill, who played on UCF's 2005 NCAA Tournament squad, stopped by practice Friday. Gill is currently enrolled in law school at Michigan State... Former UCF standout guard Mike O'Donnell also watched some of the practice.