Knights Set for Saturday at SMU

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF women’s basketball team opens a two-game road swing on Saturday at SMU.


The Knights (19-3, 8-1 The American) and the Mustangs (8-14, 2-7 The American) will tip off at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN3.


Game Info

Date: Saturday, Feb. 9

Time: 3 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN3

Live Stats: Sidearm Stats


Notes to Know

  • For the fifth consecutive week, UCF is receiving votes in both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today/WBCA Top 25 polls.
  • The Knights are putting together one of the best seasons in program history. Their 19-3 record is the best start to a season.
  • Kay Kay Wright leads the Knights with 17.8 points per game, 3.6 assists per contest and 1.9 steals per game.
  • Nyala Shuler is UCF’s leading rebounder with 7.3 boards per contest. She ranks fifth all-time in career rebounds this season with 780 rebounds and moved into the career top 10 with 75 blocks.
  • Kayla Thigpen has scored in double figures 11 times this season and is UCF’s second leading scorer on the season at 9.8 points per game.


Scouting the Opponents

  • UCF and SMU will meet for the second time this season and the 24th time overall.
  • The Mustangs lead the all-time series 13-10, but the Knights have won the last four meetings.
  • SMU is 8-14 overall this season, with a 2-7 mark in The American.
  • Alicia Froling averages a double-double for the Mustangs with 11.4 points per game and 10.0 rebounds per contest and has a team-high 38 blocks.
  • Kayla White adds 11.1 PPG and has a team-high 28 steals. Ariana Whitfield dishes out 3.2 assists per game.


Next up, UCF continues its road swing with a midweek matchup at Tulane on Wednesday. The Knights and the Green Wave will tip off at 8 p.m. ET.


TICKETS FOR 2018-19    
The UCF women's basketball team is set for its third season under head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson. Purchase season tickets by clicking here or calling (407) 823-1000.    


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