UCF Set for Road Game at Duquesne

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF women’s basketball team will close out a two-game road swing on Wednesday at Duquesne.


The Knights (7-1) will face the Dukes (4-3) for the first time in program history in the 7 p.m. matchup at the A.J. Palumbo Center.


Game Info

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 12

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN+

Live Stats: statbroadcast.com


Knight Notes

  • UCF brings a four-game win streak into Wednesday’s contest.
  • The Knights are off to their best start since the 2013-14 campaign with a 7-1 record and are receiving votes in the USA Today/WBCA Top 25 for a program-best fourth straight week.
  • Kay Kay Wright has scored in double figures in all eight games, has two 20-point and a 30-point performance this season and is UCF’s leading scorer with 19.5 points per game.
  • The Orlando native is one shy of becoming the ninth Knight in program history with 300 career assists and leads UCF with 31 assists this season.
  • UCF’s leading rebounder is Nyala Shuler with 7.4 boards per contest. She moved into fifth all-time in career rebounds, collecting her 679th at Delaware.
  • Four Knights have double-figure steals this season, led by Kayla Thigpen’s 14.


Road Warriors

  • The Knights are set to play their sixth contest away from home this season with a 4-1 road record.
  • UCF is averaging 70.8 points per game in road contests, while limiting its opponents to 58.0 points per contest.
  • The Knights average 11.4 steals per game and 3.4 blocks per game on the road and hold a 7.0 advantage on the boards.
  • Kay Kay Wright averages 21.4 points per game away from home, while Sydnee McDonald averages 12.8 points per contest.


Scouting the Dukes

  • Duquesne enters the game with a 4-3 overall record.
  • The programs will meet for the first time on the hardwood. However, the two programs have a tie in UCF head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson. Coach “ABE” earned her Master’s in education at Duquesne in 1992.
  • Julijana Vojinovic and Kadri-Anne Lass lead the Dukes with 9.4 and 9.3 points per game, respectively. Page Cannon is Duquesne’s leading rebounder with 5.9 boards per contest.
  • Libby Bazelak and Chassidy Omogrosso each have a team-leading 18 assists on the season, while Bazelak leads Duquesne with 13 steals.


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The UCF women's basketball team is set for its third season under head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson. Purchase season tickets by clicking here or calling (407) 823-1000.    


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