UCF Set For Midweek at Tulane

ORLANDO, Fla. ( – The UCF women’s basketball team is headed to New Orleans for a midweek matchup at Tulane.


The Knights (20-3, 9-1 The American) and the Green Wave (14-9, 4-6 The American) will tip off at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN3.


Game Info

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 13

Location: New Orleans, La. – Avron B. Fogelman Arena in The Devlin Fieldhouse

Time: 8 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN3

Live Stats: StatBroadcast


Notes to Know

  • UCF picked up more votes in the AP Top 25 on Monday and are the second team receiving votes. The Knights are receiving votes in the AP poll for the sixth consecutive week and have been receiving votes in the USA Today/WBCA Top 25 all season.
  • The Knights recorded their third-consecutive 20-win campaign with their victory at SMU, marking the first time in the program’s Division I history with three straight 20-win seasons.
  • Kay Kay Wright leads the Knights with 17.9 points per game, 3.9 assists per contest and 1.9 steals per game.
  • Nyala Shuler is UCF’s leading rebounder with 7.4 boards per contest and has a team-high 16 blocks.
  • Kayla Thigpen has scored in double figures 11 times this season and is UCF’s second leading scorer on the season at 9.7 points per game.


Climbing the Charts

  • A pair of Orlando natives, Kay Kay Wright and Nyala Shuler, are continuing to climb the UCF career charts.
  • With a season-best nine assists at SMU, Wright bumped her career total to 357, which ties her with Aisha Patrick for fourth all-time.
  • Her 188 career steals moved her into eighth on the career top 10 and puts her just one away from Gylaunda Henderson (1993-94) for seventh at UCF.
  • Shuler’s 170 boards this season push her career total to 790, which is fifth all-time at UCF.
  • She collected a season-best four blocks at SMU, tying Stephanie Taylor (2011-15) for eighth all-time at UCF with 79.


Scouting the Opponents

  • Wednesday’s contest will be the first meeting between UCF and Tulane this season.
  • The Green Wave lead the all-time series 12-9, but the Knights have won the last three meetings.
  • Tulane is 14-9 overall this season, with a 4-6 mark in The American.
  • Krystal Freeman leads Tulane with 13.4 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest.
  • Sierra Cheatham has a team-high 32 steals, while Kaila Anderson has a team-leading 101 assists. Harlyn Wyatt has registered a team-best 28 blocks.


Next up, UCF returns to CFE Arena to host No. 4/5 UConn on Feb. 17. The teams will tip at 2 p.m. on ESPN3.


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