UCF Set To Host Cincinnati

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ORLANDO – The UCF women's basketball team returns to Addition Financial Arena for a Sunday matinee against Cincinnati.
The American Athletic Conference matchup between UCF (6-2, 4-1 The American) and Cincinnati (3-7, 2-4 The American) tips at noon on ESPNU.
Date: Sunday, Jan. 17
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Watch: ESPNU | Online
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UCF Athletics is actively working with University leadership, the American Athletic Conference, the NCAA and public health officials to prioritize the health and well-being of all involved. All precautions undertaken are consistent with the guidance of Orange County and the state of Florida.

Fans are asked to do their part by conscientiously practicing physical distancing, frequently washing hands, using hand sanitizer, wearing face coverings and entering the assigned gate on their mobile ticket to ensure the healthiest possible environment at sporting events throughout the 2020-21 season. All fans should keep a safe distance between their party and other fans while inside and outside of Addition Financial Arena.

Those fans who are not feeling well or have been in close contact with someone they suspect may be infected should stay home and contact their doctor.
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UCF brings a 6-2 overall record into the game. The Black and Gold are 4-1 in The American following a 58-51 win at ECU on Jan. 13. Five Knights finished in double figures against the Pirates.
A trio of Knights average double figures, led by Courtajia Sanders' 12.8 points per game. Sanders also leads the Black and Gold with 2.5 steals per game. Diamond Battles is second with 11.0 points per contest and leads the Knights with 3.9 assists per game. Three consecutive double-digit performances bumped Brittney Smith to 10.1 points per game on the season and is the second-leading rebounder with 5.1 boards per game.
Masseny Kaba paces the Knights on the boards, averaging 5.8 rebounds per game. 
Nationally, the Knights defense remains one of the stingiest in the country. UCF ranks ninth in scoring defense, holding opponents to 51.8 points per game. The Black and Gold's opponents are shooting just 34.4 percent from the field, which ranks 29nd in the country. The Knights have forced every opponent into double-digit turnovers and rank 49th nationally in turnovers forced at 19.88 per game.
The Bearcats are 3-7 overall, with a 2-4 mark in league play and are coming off a 71-65 win at Temple on Jan. 13.
The American Co-Preseason Player of the Year IImar'I Thomas is among the top five scorers in the country, averaging 25.0 points per game. Thomas also leads the Bearcats with 8.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. She also averages 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks. Arame Niang is the top shot blocker for Cincinnati, averaging 1.3 per contest. Destiny Haymer averages 3.0 assists per game.
Cincinnati leads the all-time series, 9-7, but the Knights have won five of the last seven meetings against the Bearcats.

UCF returns to action with a trip to Houston for a 6 p.m. game on Jan. 23. The Knights earned a 55-46 win over the Cougars in Orlando on Jan. 3.
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