UCF Set for The American Championship

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. ( – The UCF women's basketball team opens American Athletic Conference action on Saturday, facing No. 7 Wichita State in Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Knights (19-9, 11-5 The American) and the Shockers (16-14, 7-9 The American) will tip at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Watch: ESPN3
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UCF enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed for the second year in a row. The Knights closed out the second half of league play with a 7-1 record.
Kay Kay Wright and Brittney Smith earned all-conference honors on March 6. Wright, who was a unanimous First Team selection, became the first Knight to repeat as a first team member since Celeste Hudson did it in 2003-04 and 2004-05. Smith earned the first all-conference honor of her collegiate career.
Kay Kay Wright leads UCF with 17.8 points per game, 4.0 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game. She closed out the regular season with a career-high 37-point performance, moving into third on UCF's career chart with 1,588 points as a Knight.
Brittney Smith has 15 double-digit performances this season, averaging 10.5 points per game as UCF's second-leading scorer. Masseny Kaba leads the Knights with 6.5 rebounds per game. Diamond Battles averages 3.2 assists per game and has a 1.4 assist-to-turnover ratio.
UCF faces No. 7 Wichita State in the quarterfinal. The teams met just once in the regular season – a 95-50 win for the Knights in the regular season finale.
Wichita State used a 72-64 win over No. 10 Houston to advance to the quarterfinal. Mariah McCully led the Shockers with 12 points. Trajata Colbert posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Entering the tournament, McCully led Wichita State with 12.9 points per game. Seraphine Bastin averaged 5.3 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists per game.
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