2006-07 Season of Success

  • UCF finished the 2006-07 campaign 22-9 overall, recording its fourth 20-victory season in the last five years.

  • In its second year in Conference USA, the Knights went 11-5 against league foes, finishing second in the 12-team conference.

  • Following the regular season, Kirk Speraw was named the Conference USA Coach of the Year. He joins an impressive list of coaches who have claimed the award, including John Calipari, Tom Crean, Denny Crum, Bob Huggins and Rick Pitino.

  • After averaging 15.3 points per game in league play, Josh Peppers earned a spot on the All-C-USA Second Team.

  • The Knights were the top shooting team in the league, leading C-USA in field-goal (47) and 3-point field-goal (39.4) percentage.

  • UCF's home attendance increased 87 percent this year. Three of the top five crowds in program history were recorded this season.

  • In December, UCF finished third at the eight-team San Juan Shootout. The squad went 2-1 at the event and opened the tournament with a 67-61 victory over Utah. The Knights finished the event ahead of five teams, including Northwestern, Utah and Virginia.

  • The Knights did not lose back-to-back games during the year, going 8-0 after a loss.

  • In its final campaign at the UCF Arena, the team went 15-1 at home, including a 7-1 mark in C-USA play in Orlando.

  • UCF began the campaign 6-0 for the first time since moving to the Division I ranks prior to the 1984-85 season. As a result of their start, the Knights received three votes in the Dec. 11 Associated Press Top-25 poll.

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