Second Round, Atlanta Bound

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF women's basketball team returns to action on Sunday with a second round WNIT matchup at Georgia Tech. Tip is slated for 5 p.m. in McCamish Pavilion.
The Knights (21-11) earned the program's first win in the WNIT on Thursday, topping Stetson 73-53 in CFE Arena. UCF, making its first WNIT appearance in program history, used a 23-point performance from junior Aliyah Gregory and a 22-point effort from senior Zykira Lewis to advance in the tournament.
Defensively, the Black and Gold are holding opponents to just 56.2 points per game, which ranks 22nd in the country. UCF averages 11 steals per game, ranking 16th nationally in the category.
Gregory paces UCF with 16.6 points per game, and her March 16 performance against Stetson marked the eighth time this season that she has scored 20 or more points.
In addition to being one of the top two offensive threats for the Knights, Lewis has also stepped up her game on the defensive end. She ranks ninth nationally with 99 steals on the season, and is one shy of becoming just the third Knight in program history to record 100 steals in a single season.
Georgia Tech is 18-14 on the season, defeating Jacksonville 71-55 on Thursday to advance in the WNIT. Zaire O'Neil paces the Yellow Jackets offensively, averaging 12.6 points per contest while grabbing 5.5 rebounds per game. Imani Tilford has a team-leading 80 steals, while Katarina Vuckovic leads Georgia Tech with 22 blocks.
Sunday's meeting marks the third time UCF and Georgia Tech have met on the hardwood. The Yellow Jackets won the previous two contests.
The winner of Sunday's contest will advance to round three of the WNIT and face the winner of the Wake Forest/MTSU game.
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