Knights To Take on Tigers Sunday

ORLANDO (UCFKnights.com) –Winners of nine of their last 10 games, the UCF men’s basketball team heads back on the road for a Sunday showdown at Memphis. The Knights (15-3, 5-1) and the Tigers (12-7, 4-2) are set to tip-off at 4 p.m. ET from FedEx Forum with coverage on CBS Sports Network.



Date: Sunday, Jan. 27

Time: 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT

TV: CBS Sports Network

Radio: FM 96.9/AM 740 The Game

Live Stats: https://ucfknights.co/2Hv1Iso


UCF looks to win back-to-back true road games for the first time this season in a city where the Knights have had very little success historically. Memphis leads the all-time series 21-5, but has won 14-of-15 games played in Bluff City.


The Knights have held the advantage as of late though, winning each of the last four meetings, including the last time out, when UCF earned its first ever victory in Memphis. On Feb. 11 of last season, the Knights won 70-65 over the Tigers.


UCF comes in just a half-game out of first place in the American Athletic Conference with a league record of 5-1. The Knights are 15-3 overall, the program’s best 18-game start since opening up the 2003-04 campaign 16-2.


Memphis, meanwhile, welcomes UCF to town with a 12-7 record, having recently lost on the road at Temple. The Tigers also lost on the road at Houston, but have defeated Wichita State, ECU, Tulane and SMU in league play.



  • The Knights are 2-2 in road games in 2018-19 with wins over UConn and Tulane.
  • Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway was an NBA All-Star during his six-year stint with the Orlando Magic.
  • UCF has been able to hold a lead, currently at 15-0 when leading with two minutes remaining in the game.
  • The Knights are also 13-0 when tied or leading in rebound margin, something they did again in the win over Tulane.
  • Tacko Fall leads the league with a 74.8 field goal percentage and 2.9 blocked shots per game.
  • UCF is 11-0 when Fall scores in double figures.
  • BJ Taylor is 18th in the nation with 110 free throws made on the season and he recently passed D’Quarius Stewart for ninth place on UCF’s scoring chart.
  • Aubrey Dawkins has scored in double figures in all 18 of his games as a Knight.





Fans excited for the 2018-19 UCF men's basketball season can purchase tickets today by calling (407) 823-1000 or online here: https://ucfknights.co/mbb1819tix.