Knights Look to Bounce Back Thursday vs. Stetson

Dec. 19, 2012

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By Doug Richards

Game Info
Location: Orlando, Fla.
Arena: UCF Arena
Tipoff: 7 p.m.
Radio: UCF IMG Sports Network (740-WYGM)
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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's basketball team will look to bounce back Thursday when it hosts Stetson. The contest at the UCF Arena will begin at 7 p.m.

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, the UCF basketball programs are working in collaboration with Allstate Insurance and the on-campus food bank Knights Pantry by hosting a food drive. Fans who bring non-perishable food items to the UCF Arena for the game against Stetson will receive free admission to the contest.

The Knights (6-3) will be playing their second game in three days when they host the Hatters (3-7). UCF fell to Miami Tuesday, but is still among the top-shooting teams in the country this season. The Knights rank ninth nationally in both field goal (50.5) and 3-point field goal (40.7) percentage.

Keith Clanton, who totaled 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks versus Miami, will make his 100th-consecutive start for the Knights Thursday. The Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year is averaging 16.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

UCF has recorded 12-straight victories over the Hatters. The Hatters are UCF's second-most frequent opponent behind only Rollins, who the program has faced 41 times.

CSS will televise the game throughout the southeast. In Orlando and Tampa, the contest will air on Bright House Sports Network.

Stetson picked up a 69-68 win at Florida Atlantic Tuesday when Chris Perez hit a buzzer beater.

On Thursday, the UCF Arena box office will be open before the game. UCF students are admitted free with a valid school ID.

C-USA play is right around the corner and the C-USA Ticket Package offers tickets to all eight league games starting at the discounted price of just $64. To order, call (407) UCF-1000 or click here.

The game will air on the UCF IMG Sports Network and its flagship station, 740 The Game in Orlando. Scott Adams will have the call and will be joined by Taylor Young. Live statistics and video will be available at UCFAthletics.com. On the CSS broadcast, Bernie Guenther will handle the play-by-play and Brian Oliver will provide color commentary.