UCF Returns To Host No. 4 UConn

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ORLANDO ( – The UCF women's basketball team returns to action on Thursday night, welcoming No. 4 UConn to Addition Financial Arena.
The Knights (9-5, 1-1 The American) welcome the Huskies (14-1, 5-0 The American) for a 6 p.m. contest that will air on ESPN3.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 16
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Seating Note: Courtside seating, along with sections 112-115, 117 and a portion of 106 are reserved on Thursday. All other sections are general seating. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

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UCF looks to get back on track after dropping a conference matchup at Cincinnati on Jan. 12. The Knights are led offensively Kay Kay Wright who averages 14.9 points per game, 4.1 assists per game and 2.4 steals per game.
A six-game stretch of double digit performances has bumped Brittney Smith to a 10.2 points per game average. Smith is second in rebounding (5.1) and blocks (0.8).
Sianni Martin (9.4), Georgia Gayle (8.5) and Masseny Kaba (8.1) are all just outside of joining Wright and Smith in double figure scoring. Kaba leads the Knights with 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.
UCF leads The American and ranks 24th nationally with a 76.1 free throw percentage. The Knights also rank 28th in the country in turnovers forced (20.57) and 51st in steals per game (10.2).
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UCF welcomes UConn to Addition Financial Arena for the final time in an American Athletic Conference matchup. The Huskies are 14-1 overall, with a 5-0 mark in league play. Four Huskies average double figures, led by Megan Walker's 20.4 points per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. Christyn Williams averages 16.9 points; Crystal Dangerfield averages 15.9 points, 4. assists and 2.2 steals per game. Olivia Nelson-Ododa averages 11.8 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game.
The Huskies rank ninth in the country in assists per game (19.1), field goal percentage (47.9) and rebounds per game (44.07). Olivia Nelson-Ododa ranks second in the country in blocked shots per game (4.14) and Megan Walker ranks ninth in points per game (20.9).
UConn leads the all-time series, 11-0, with the last meeting between the two programs coming in the American Athletic Conference championship game last season.
The Knights head to Tampa for their first War on I-4 matchup of the season. UCF and South Florida will tip at 3 p.m. in a game that airs on ESPN2.
The UCF women's basketball team is in its fourth season under head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson. Purchase season tickets by clicking here or calling (407) 823-1000.    

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