Blacktop Madness Set for Oct. 19

Oct. 2, 2013

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - Fans can get their first look at the 2013-14 UCF men's basketball team and see the new CFE Arena court during "Blacktop Madness" Saturday, Oct. 19. The free event, which will feature an intrasquad scrimmage and autograph session with the men's and women's teams, will start at 7 p.m. and provide fans with the opportunity to select their season-ticket seat location.

The evening will feature plenty of giveaways, including tickets to the 2014 NCAA Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando and an iPad mini for students, who will receive 4,000 Knightmare Rewards points for attending. Knightro and UCF's nationally-ranked cheer and dance teams will also participate in the event.

Head coach Donnie Jones' Knights are entering their first campaign in the American Athletic Conference and will face the toughest schedule in program history this season. UCF will host 17 teams at CFE Arena, including defending national champion Louisville, UConn, Memphis, Cincinnati, Temple and Florida State. Season tickets, which start at only $96 are currently available by calling (407) UCF-1000 or by visiting A new youth season ticket is available for $49.

Head coach Joi Williams' women's squad will also face an incredible home schedule, highlighted by contests against defending national champion UConn and national runner-up Louisville. Women's season tickets start at $30 and a youth season ticket is available for $15.

On Oct. 19, the select-a-seat opportunity will begin at 5 p.m. Representatives from the UCF Athletics ticket office will be on hand in the arena lobby to assist with season-ticket purchases.