Knights To Host Temple Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla. ( – The UCF women’s basketball team will host Temple in a Play4Kay game on Saturday afternoon in CFE Arena.


The Knights (21-5, 10-3 The American) and the Owls (9-16, 5-7 The American) will tip off at 2 p.m. in the lone regular season meeting between the squads.


Serving as its annual Play4Kay contest to raise awareness for breast cancer, fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. UCF will recognize breast cancer survivors on the court at halftime and offer free admission for survivors and those currently battling breast cancer.


Game Info

Date: Saturday, Feb. 23

Time: 2 p.m. ET

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Watch: UCFKnights.TV

Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Concession Item of the Game: Banana Bread


Notes to Know

  • With just three games remaining in the regular season, UCF sits in second in the league standings with a one-game lead over Cincinnati.
  • UCF continues to receive votes in the USA Today/WBCA Top 25, marking 16 consecutive polls.
  • Kay Kay Wright leads the Knights with 18.1 points per game, 3.7 assists per contest and 1.9 steals per game.
  • Nyala Shuler is UCF’s leading rebounder with 7.0 boards per contest and has a team-high 17 blocks.
  • Kayla Thigpen has scored in double figures 13 times this season and is UCF’s second leading scorer on the season at 9.7 points per game.


Scouting the Opponents

  • Saturday is the lone regular season contest between UCF and Temple.
  • The Owls hold a 7-4 advantage in the all-time series, but the Knights have won the last three meetings.
  • Temple is 9-16 overall, with a 5-7 mark in The American and enters the contest having won five of its last seven games.
  • Preseason all-conference selections Mia Davis and Alliya Butts lead the Owls. Davis averages 19.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per contest while Butts averages 15.4 points and 4.7 assists per contest.
  • Temple has made 171 three-pointers, shooting 30.2 percent this season.


Next up, UCF will play its final home game of the regular season on March 2, hosting Tulane. The Knights’ seven-member senior class will be recognized following the contest.


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