Knights Announce 2020-21 Schedule

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ORLANDO – As the 2020-21 UCF women's basketball season quickly approaches, the Knights announced their full schedule on Friday.
Twelve home games highlight the 2020-21 slate, beginning with the season opener against Virginia on Nov. 25.
Following the opener against the Cavaliers, UCF travels to LSU for the SEC/American Athletic Conference Challenge on Dec. 4. The Knights return to Addition Financial Arena for a Dec. 13 matchup against FGCU. A Dec. 21 tilt at Georgia Tech rounds out UCF's non-conference slate.
The Knights face each of their 10 American Athletic Conference opponents twice in a 20-game, double round-robin league schedule, beginning with a Dec. 15 matchup with Tulane in Addition Financial Arena. UCF travels to Tulsa on Dec. 19 and hosts Memphis on Dec. 30.
The Black and Gold welcome Houston on Jan. 3 before back-to-back road trips to Temple on Jan. 9 and ECU on Jan. 13.  UCF welcomes Cincinnati (Jan. 17) and SMU (Jan. 20) for a two-game homestand before traveling to Houston on Jan. 23. Following a home contest against ECU on Jan. 27, the Knights head out for a two-game swing to Wichita State (Jan. 30) and Memphis (Feb. 2).
The first War on I-4 contest will take place in Addition Financial Arena on Feb. 7 when the Knights host preseason league favorite South Florida.
UCF hosts Wichita State on Feb. 10 before heading to Cincinnati (Feb. 14) and Tulane (Feb. 17). Home contests against Tulsa (Feb. 20) and Temple (Feb. 27) and a road trip to SMU (Feb. 24) close out the month of February.
The Knights close out the regular season with a trip to Tampa for the final War on I-4 contest against the Bulls on March 2.
The 2021 American Athletic Conference Championships will be held at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, as announced by Commissioner Aresco in June. The women's tournament will be held March 8-11 in conjunction with the men's championship, which is set to take place March 11-14, marking the first time in conference history that both of The American basketball tournaments will be held in the same city and venue.

Three first-round games will take place on Monday, March 8, followed by four quarterfinal matchups on Tuesday, March 9. The semifinal contests will be played on Wednesday, March 10, with the championship game slated for Thursday, March 11.
Television selections and game times for league contests will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the season opener against Virginia are on sale now and are $5 for general admission. Purchase tickets by clicking here or calling the UCF Ticket Office at 407-823-1000.
For games played at Addition Financial Arena, there will be 25 percent capacity. Patrons will be required to wear masks at all times other than when actively eating or drinking in their own seats.
The Black and Gold return four starters for the 2020-21 campaign in preseason all-conference first team selection Brittney Smith, Masseny Kaba, Courtajia Sanders and Diamond Battles. In all, UCF returns seven Knights that saw action last season.
Since taking over in 2016, UCF head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson has led the Black and Gold to four consecutive 20-win campaigns. The Knights earned a first-round bye in four straight AAC tournaments and were the second seed at both the 2019 and 2020 tournaments. Coach ABE has guided the Knights to three postseason appearances and had her squad in the mix for a fourth before the cancellation of spring championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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