Nov. 7, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Doug Richards
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF will begin its quest for a Conference USA Championship Wednesday when it meets UAB in the quarterfinals at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala. The game between the No. 3 seeded Knights and the No. 6 seeded and tournament host Blazers will begin at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.
UCF (8-6-3) earned the No. 3 seed at the tournament by winning a pair of road matches last week. On Saturday, the Knights concluded the regular season in thrilling fashion with a 1-0 win at Marshall. UCF took the victory with only three seconds remaining when Eduardo Jimenez scored off of an Omar Vallejo corner kick. Earlier in the week, the Knights topped host Kentucky, 1-0.
UCF went 5-3 in C-USA play this season. UCF and the Blazers met in Orlando on Oct. 27 and UAB held on for a 4-3 victory.
The winner of the UCF-UAB match will face No. 2 seed Tulsa Friday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern in the semifinals. The title match is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. Eastern and will air on CBS Sports Network. The champion will receive the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
UAB is 9-6-2 overall.