Dec. 27, 2011
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By John Denton
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - As the final days of 2011 fade away and 2012 approaches, we here at UCFAthletics.com want to look back at the best moments of the past year and honor arguably the most significant 12 months in school history.
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Here is a breakdown of the No. 5 moment of 2011 for UCF Athletics in 2011:
MOMENT: Women's basketball wins C-USA title
DATES: March 10-12
SITE: El Paso, Texas; UTEP's Don Haskins Arena
SIGNIFICANCE: UCF won three games in three days to capture the program's second C-USA title in three seasons. In the process, the Knights pushed their winning streak to 11 games, the longest such run since the 1983-84 season. The conference title also put the Knights in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons.
WHAT HAPPENED: Second-seeded UCF needed a rally from a 15-point halftime deficit in the first game of the tournament to dispatch UAB, 51-47. The Knights then had one of their finest offensive performances of the season by hitting 11 3-pointers in an 85-73 defeat of Memphis. And in the title game, UCF got 27 points and 12 rebounds from tourney MVP Jelisa Caldwell to defeat Tulane 85-73. Senior Chelsie Wiley also tied the school record for most 3-pointers made in a career (213) in her second to final game as a Knight.
THEY SAID IT: ``It's been such a long journey for these seniors. Going into the month of February we talked about playing as well as we could and we did that and I can't say enough about the five seniors and this team,'' said UCF head coach Joi Williams, a two-time a conference champ. ``We played with that sense of urgency and I'm so proud of them.''