ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – For the third time this season, the UCF women's basketball team hits the road, this time heading to Indianapolis to take on Butler. The Knights and Bulldogs are set for a 7 p.m. contest in Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday.
UCF (3-1) opened the season with three straight victories before falling in a close contest with Virginia Tech over the weekend.
Zykira Lewis leads the Black and Gold, averaging 15.5 points per game and is shooting 46.4 percent from the floor. The Bartow, Fla., native leads the team with 13 steals this season, whichs is ranked 14th in the nation. Junior Fifi Ndour averages 14.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest. Redshirt senior Joslyn Massey has collected 21 of her 32 rebounds on the offensive end this season. She ranks 17th in the country in offensive rebounds per game.
UCF ranks 20th in the nation in rebounding margin (+13.8) and 21st in offensive rebounds per game (19.0). The Knights also rank 21st in the country with 49 steals so far this season.
Butler brings a 2-2 record into Tuesday's contest. The Bulldogs are 2-1 in Hinkle Fieldhouse this season, but dropped a 60-55 decision at Wisconsin on Sunday.
Kristen Spolyar averages 17.3 points per game to lead the Bulldogs. Michelle Weaver (13.8) and Tori Schickel (13.5) also average double figures for Butler this season. Schickel is just shy of averaging a double-double, grabbing 9.8 rebounds per game, and has 11 steals this season.
The teams are set to meet for the fifth time in program history. Butler leads the all-time series, 4-0, including a 71- 63 victory in CFE Arena last season.
The Knights are back at CFE Arena for the Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday. The Black and Gold open the two-day event against Rider at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 26.
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