Sept. 4, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's and women's basketball teams held their annual picture day Thursday afternoon at the basketball practice facility. Both teams took individual and team photos and standout freshmen for both teams were photographed in UCF black and gold game uniforms for the first time.
UCFAthletics.com took some pictures for a behind the scenes look at picture day for both teams. Click here to view the photo gallery from Thursday's photo shoot.
The men's team will open the 2009-10 campaign on Nov. 13, hosting Massachusetts at the UCF Arena. Other highlights on the home schedule include visits from Conference USA opponents UTEP (Jan. 23), Tulsa (Jan. 30), Houston (Feb. 16) and UAB (Feb. 24).
In addition to the impressive group of newcomers, the Knights bring back sophomore A.J. Rompza (Chicago, Ill.) and Isaac Sosa (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico). Rompza was a C-USA All-Freshman Team pick last year while Sosa, who averaged 8.2 points, was among the best 3-point shooters in the country. Junior forward A.J. Tyler (Palm Harbor, Fla.) is also back after averaging 7.1 points and 4.4 boards in 2008-09.
The UCF women return 10 letterwinners from the team which won the C-USA Tournament last season, including all-conference players Emma Cannon (Rochester, N.Y.) and Chelsie Wiley (Riviera Beach, Fla.). Cannon and Wiley averaged 15.5 and 14.9 points respectively as sophomores a season ago, and both are on target to join the program's 1,000-point club in 2009-10.
While the complete home schedule has not been released, the Knights are slated to host Notre Dame, Florida State, Alabama and Washington as well as eight conference games. UCF was 9-4 at UCF Arena in 2008-09.
Season tickets for both teams are currently being sold through the UCF Ticket Office. For more information about season tickets and the arena's premium seating options, including club seats, group discounts, courtside tables and suites, contact the UCF ticket sales office at (407) UCF-1000.