Knights Bounce Back With Win Over Memphis

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ORLANDO ( – The UCF women's basketball team bounced back in a big way, topping Memphis 82-66 in Addition Financial Arena on Saturday afternoon.
UCF (11-7, 3-3 The American) shot just over 50 percent from the field and got 33 points from its bench in the victory over Memphis (10-9, 1-5 The American).
"Our theme now is consistency," head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson told the American Digital Network following the game. "We've got to be consistent with all of the games we're playing."
Nine Knights scored at least two points, and the Knights got 33 points from their bench on the day. UCF posted a season-high 23 assists on 34 field goals and committed just nine turnovers – a season-low for the Black and Gold.
For the third time in her UCF career, Kay Kay Wright posted a double-double, tallying a game-high 21 points and a career-best 12 assists. A pair of steals gave the Orlando native sole possession of fifth on UCF's career chart with 245.
Wright was one of four Knights in double figures. Brittney Smith continued her strong sophomore season as she finished with 12 points in just over 19 minutes.
Georgia Gayle drained four treys en route to 12 points for the Black and Gold. Masseny Kaba chipped in 11 points and led the Knights with seven rebounds and a pair of blocks.
Sianni Martin matched her career high with six assists and played over 19 and a half minutes without a turnover.
UCF jumped out to a hot start, connecting on 68.8 percent of its field goals in the first quarter to lead 23-12 after the first 10 minutes. The Black and Gold continued their strong shooting in the second frame, pouring in 26 points while shooting 52.9 percent from the floor and 80 percent from beyond the arc. The Knights closed the second quarter on a 17-2 run to take a 49-25 lead into halftime.
The Knights matched their solid second quarter shooting in the third quarter, hitting 52.9 percent of their shots to push their lead to as many as 37 points before taking a 70-47 lead into the final 10 minutes. UCF cooled off in the final frame but maintained a double-digit advantage through the final buzzer.
UCF heads to Temple for a midweek matchup on Jan. 29. The Knights and the Owls will tip at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia.
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