UCF to Make Several TV Appearances During C-USA Play

Sept. 23, 2011

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By Doug Richards

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's basketball team will make four national television appearances during the league portion of its schedule, Conference USA announced Friday. The Knights, who are coming off one of the most memorable campaigns in program history, will also have several other games televised this year.

Fox Sports Net will air UCF's Jan. 21 game at UAB to a national audience, and the Knights will also have three contests on CBS Sports Network. The network will air home games against Memphis (Jan. 18) and UTEP (Feb. 25) and the team's Jan. 25 matchup at Tulsa.

CSS will broadcast UCF's Feb. 22 tilt at Rice and its Feb. 28 contest at Memphis regionally throughout the southeast.

Bright House Sports Network will air six UCF home games locally: Bethune-Cookman (Dec. 10), Tulane (Jan. 4), Houston (Jan. 11), Southern Miss (Jan. 28), Marshall (Feb. 8) and East Carolina (Feb. 18).

Broadcast information for November's Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas will be announced at a later date.

UCF also announced times for home games at the UCF Arena. Weeknight games, with the exception of the Memphis contest, will start at 7 p.m. Tipoff for the Memphis game is 8 p.m.

All non-league home Saturday games will begin at 5 p.m. Once C-USA play begins, UCF's Saturday contests will move to 7 p.m.

Game times for the UCF Holiday Classic, which includes James Madison, Rhode Island and Stetson Dec. 29-30, will be announced at a later date.

The Knights will open the regular season on Nov. 12. The team is scheduled to play 17 regular-season games at the UCF Arena. During head coach Donnie Jones' first campaign in Orlando, UCF won 21 games last season, posted impressive non-conference wins over No. 16 Florida, Miami, South Florida and Princeton, entered the national rankings for the first time and participated in the postseason College Basketball Invitational.

Fans can ensure that they are at the UCF Arena in 2011-12 to be a part of one of the best college basketball atmospheres in the country by renewing or purchasing their season tickets today by calling (407) UCF-1000 or by visiting UCFAthletics.com. Last season, fans flocked to the UCF Arena to support the Knights as the program established several attendance records. Special premium seating options, ranging from club seats to luxury suites are also available by calling the Golden Knights Club at (407) 823-2086.

The Knights feature two of the premier players in C-USA in juniors Marcus Jordan (Chicago, Ill.) and Keith Clanton (Orlando, Fla.), and also return senior guard A.J. Rompza (Chicago, Ill.). UCF welcomes several talented newcomers, as well as three Division I transfers - senior guard Jeff Jordan (Chicago, Ill.), junior center Josh Crittle (Chicago, Ill.) and sophomore forward Tristan Spurlock (Woodbridge, Va.).