It's a huge week for UCF athletics. The action begins on Tuesday when the Miami Hurricanes basketball team brings a 6-1 record to the UCF arena to take on the 6-2 Knights. It's the first meeting between the two since UCF knocked off the Canes' 84-78 in 2010 in a game in Sunrise, Florida. The victory gave UCF a 10-0 start to the season. Donnie Jones' team will hit the hardwood again on Thursday when rival Stetson visits. UCF has won 12 straight over the Hatters.
The basketball win at Old Dominion gave UCF a glimpse of how good junior guard Calvin Newell can be. After struggling in his first game of the season against Bethune Cookman, Newell hit his first shot at ODU and scored 17 in the big road win. The Knights are among the national leaders in field goal percentage and sophomore Kasey Wilson has quickly become one of the better shooting forwards in the nation.
The big week of sports is highlighted by Friday's Beef O'Brady's Bowl in St. Petersburg. UCF faces off against Ball State, who is seeking the school's first ever bowl win. The Knights are focused on a 10th win and the school's second bowl win.
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