Knights to Host Huskies Thursday

ORLANDO ( –The UCF men’s basketball team returns to action Thursday night, hosting UConn in American Athletic Conference action. The Knights and the Huskies are set to tip-off at 9 p.m. from CFE Arena with coverage on ESPNU.  



Date: Thursday, Jan. 31

Time: 9 p.m. ET


Radio: 96.9 FM/740 AM The Game

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  • The Knights will wear their brand new anthracite uniforms for the first time.
  • There will be tailgating on Memory Mall starting at 6 p.m. Reserve your spot here:
  • It’s RWC Champions Night at CFE Arena, as current and former UCF Intramural Champions will be recognized at the game.
  • Downtown Orlando! Show your hometown pride as part of Saturday’s Orlando’s Hometown Team Game for Downtown Orlando. Use promo code "Downtown19" for discounted tickets!
  • UCF Baseball season is right around the corner. Come on out to UCF Baseball FanFest prior to Thursday’s game, from 6:30-9 p.m. on CFE Arena Plaza.


The Knights (15-4, 5-2) return to the comforts of home, where they are currently 10-1 on the season, having won nine in a row at CFE Arena. UCF remains in a tie for third place in The American and will need to defend its home court to keep pace in the league.


Thursday completes the first home-and-home conference series of the season, as UCF and UConn squared off back on Jan. 5 in Hartford. The Knights came away victorious in that one, 65-53 behind a 23-point outing from Aubrey Dawkins.


The Huskies lead the all-time series 11-3, but it’s UCF that has won the last two times out. Last season the Knights won 70-61 at CFE Arena for their first victory over UConn since the two teams joined The American.


Since the two teams met earlier this month, UConn has gone 3-2 with wins over SMU, Tulane and Wichita State. The Huskies (12-8, 3-4) are led by a trio of guards, including Jalen Adams, who ranks sixth in the league with 18.2 points per game.



  • The Knights are 10-1 at home in 2018-19.
  • UCF is 15-0 when leading with two minutes remaining in the game.
  • The Knights are also 13-0 when tied or leading in rebound margin, but were outrebounded 46-28 in the loss at Memphis.
  • UConn leads the all-time series 4-1 in games played in Orlando.
  • BJ Taylor is ninth all-time at UCF with 1,409 career points.
  • Terrell Allen is 14th in the nation with a 3.28 assist-to-turnover ratio.
  • Tacko Fall, UCF’s all-time leader in blocked shots, ranks seventh in the nation with 2.84 blocks per game.





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