UCF Releases Complete Women's Hoops Schedule

Schedule Non-Conference Release

ORLANDO – The full 2021-22 UCF women's basketball schedule is set as the American Athletic Conference slate was announced by the league office on Thursday.
The Knights open conference play in Addition Financial Arena, hosting Temple on Jan. 2. The noon contest will air on ESPNU.
UCF heads out for back-to-back road games at Tulane on Jan. 5 and ECU on Jan. 8.
The Black and Gold will face two of the top three squads from the 2021 campaign in a two-game homestand, beginning with Houston on Jan. 11. The first installment of the War on I-4 will air on ESPNU as the Knights welcome South Florida on Jan. 16.
A midweek trip to SMU on Jan. 19 is followed by a Jan. 22 matchup at Cincinnati. The Knights return to Addition Financial Arena to host Tulane on Jan. 26.
UCF heads to Wichita State on Jan. 29 and hosts Memphis in the lone meeting with the Tigers on Feb. 5.
The second round between the Knights and the Cougars is slated for Feb. 9 in Houston. UCF heads west to face South Florida on Feb. 13. The second War on I-4 meeting is slated for a 2 p.m. ET tip on ESPN2.
UCF hosts Wichita State on Feb. 16 before making the trip to Philadelphia to face Temple on Feb. 19. The Knights close out the regular season with back-to-back home contests, hosting Cincinnati on Feb. 26 and welcoming Tulsa for the lone meeting with the Golden Hurricane on March 2.
The 2022 American Athletic Conference Championship returns to Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. For the second straight year, the women's and men's tournaments will run in conjunction, with the women's championship slated to be held March 7-10.
UCF enters the 2021-22 campaign with its entire starting five returning from the 2020-21 season which saw the Knights finish with a 16-5 overall record and a 12-2 mark in league play. All-in-all, the Knights return every letterwinner from a year ago, including all-conference honorees Brittney Smith and Tay Sanders, all-tournament selections Diamond Battles and Masseny Kaba and The American Newcomer and Co-Sixth Player of the Year Alisha Lewis.

The Knights finished second in the league standings in 2020-21 and made their second appearance in The American Championship title game in the last three seasons. Not only did UCF return to the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight year as an at-large squad, the Black and Gold also made the trip to San Antonio as a No. 10 seed - the highest in program history.
Defense has been a UCF staple under Coach ABE as the Knights have held their opponents under 57 points per game in each of the last five seasons. The Knights limited opponents to 50.5 points per game during the 2020-21 slate, which was the top scoring defense in the country.

The 2021-22 campaign gets underway Nov. 9 as the Knights host Duquesne in the season opener. For single-game and season ticket information for the upcoming 2021-22 UCF women's basketball season, click here, or call the ticket office at (407) 823-1000.
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