Knights Hit the Road to UConn

ORLANDO ( –Following a win over Temple to start American Athletic Conference play, the Knights fifth straight victory, the UCF men’s basketball heads on the road for the first time since its loss at Missouri. The Knights take on UConn Jan. 5 at noon on ESPNews.



Date: Saturday, Jan. 5

Time: 12 p.m. ET


Radio: 96.9 FM/740 AM The Game

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The Knights (11-2, 1-0) look to keep their stellar start to the 2018-19 season going this weekend, and will aim to do it somewhere they’ve never won. UCF will attempt to win at UConn (9-5, 0-1) for the first time ever when the two teams meet at the XL Center.


A home win over Temple extended UCF’s win streak to five games this past Wednesday. BJ Taylor led the Knights with 24 points as the Knights led by as many as 13 points and outscored the Owls 44-16 in the paint.


UConn, meanwhile, dropped its first game in league play on Wednesday. The Huskies fell to South Florida by a score of 76-68 in Tampa, their second straight loss and third defeat in their last five times out.


The Huskies lead the all-time series 11-2, but UCF won the last time the two teams met, a 70-61 victory in Orlando on Jan. 31 last season.



  • The Knights are just 0-1 in true road games this season, but are 3-1 away from home having won all three games en route to a title at the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
  • UCF is receiving nine votes in the most recent USA Today Coaches Poll.
  • The Knights are 9-0 when Tacko Fall scores in double figures, which has been the case the last four games.
  • Aubrey Dawkins has scored in double figures in each of his first 13 games as a Knight, the first UCF player to do so in the program’s Division I era.
  • BJ Taylor ranks fifth in The American with a career-high 18.0 points per game.
  • Terrell Allen ranks second in the league with a 3.5 assist-to-turnover ratio.
  • Tacko Fall leads The American with a 79.7 percent field goal percentage and is fourth in the nation with 3.31 blocked shots per game.
  • UCF leads The American in both field goal percentage (48.7) and three-point percentage (37.1).





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