Women's Hoops Announces Schedule

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The 2019 UCF women’s basketball American Athletic Conference schedule was announced on Thursday and features 11 televised contests.

The non-conference schedule, which was released in August, has been updated to include tip times. The Knights will host Richmond, Villanova, Chattanooga and Pacific in CFE Arena this fall.

The Knights open league play at Memphis on Jan. 5 in a 5 p.m. contest that will air on CBS Sports Network.

The first War on I4 meeting will take place in Tampa on Jan. 8. UCF travels to South Florida for a 7 p.m. contest on ESPN3.

UCF opens a three-game homestand on Jan. 13, hosting Cincinnati at noon in a matchup that will air on ESPNU.

The Black and Gold will host Tulsa at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 and SMU at 2 p.m. on Jan. 19 in CFE Arena. A trip to ECU follows at 7 p.m. on Jan. 23, in a contest that will stream on the American Digital Network.

UCF heads to defending conference champion UConn for a 4 p.m. matchup Jan. 27 on ESPN2. The last time the two squads met, the Knights held the Huskies to their lowest scoring output since joining The American in 2013-14 in a 55-37 UConn victory on Feb. 7.

The Knights welcome Houston in a 7 p.m. ESPN3 contest on Jan. 30. The second War on I4 contest will take place on Feb. 3 as South Florida travels to CFE Arena for a 1 p.m. matchup that will air on ESPN2.

ESPN3 will stream UCF’s 3 p.m. game at SMU on Feb. 9, the 8 p.m. matchup at Tulane on Feb. 13 and the 2 p.m. UConn contest on Feb. 17.

The Knights will make their first trip to Wichita State in program history, heading to Kansas for a 7:30 p.m. matchup on Feb. 20.

Closing out February, UCF will host Temple at 2 p.m. on Feb. 23. The Knights open March with a 2 p.m. contest against Tulane in CFE Arena.

The regular season will close out at Houston when the Knights face the Cougars at 8 p.m. on March 4. The game will air on CBS Sports Network.

The American Athletic Conference Championship will be held again at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., March 8-11. The winner of the American Athletic Conference Championship will receive an automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Tournament.  

Last season, the Black and Gold posted a 12-4 mark in The American, falling only to league champion UConn and conference runner-up USF. The Knights set a program-best in victories (12) and conference tournament seed (3), advancing to the semifinal of the tournament for the second straight season.

Following two of UCF’s best campaigns as members of The American, Coach "ABE" is set to begin her third season with the Knights. 

UCF returns all-freshman selection Masseny Kaba, Nyala Shuler, who started all 33 games for the Black and Gold last season, and Kay Kay Wright, the Knights' second-leading scorer in 2017-18. The Knights also regain Tolulope Omokore and Fifi Ndour, both of whom missed last season due to injuries. In addition to a trio of newcomers, Anna Kelly and Sianni Martin will be eligible for UCF after sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.  

TICKETS FOR 2018-19  
The UCF women's basketball team is set for its third season under head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson. Click here or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information.  

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Televised Games
at Memphis – Jan. 5 CBSSN
at USF – Jan. 8 ESPN3
Cincinnati – Jan. 12 ESPNU
at ECU – Jan. 23 American Digital Network
at UConn – Jan. 27 ESPN2
Houston – Jan. 30 ESPN3
USF – Feb. 3 ESPN2
at SMU – Feb. 9 ESPN3
at Tulane – Feb. 13 ESPN3
UConn – Feb. 17 SNY/ESPN3
at Houston – March 4 CBSSN