Jan. 11, 2014
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Jenna Marina
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - The UCF women's basketball team couldn't carry over its first-half surge into the final 20 minutes of play Saturday as the Knights (8-7, 1-3 The American) dropped an 88-52 decision to Memphis (8-8, 1-3) at CFE Arena.
Senior Sara Djassi scored a team-high 15 points and junior Andrea Hines added 10 while senior Erika Jones brought down a team-best seven rebounds.
After getting behind 20-8 in the first eight minutes, Hines rattled off five of the Knights' next seven unanswered points for a run that sparked some life back into the offense. By the end of the half, UCF had chipped away the deficit to 38-33.
Stephanie Taylor inched it to a one-possession game immediately after the break with an offensive putback, but the Tigers attacked the paint time and again to fuel a 34-5 run in response.
Sophomore Ariel Hearn, who is pacing The American in scoring during league play, finished the game with 24 points on a 9-of-13 showing from the field to lead four Tigers in double figures. Memphis' 88 points is the most UCF has allowed this season.
The Knights travel to Louisville to face the 2013 NCAA runner-up at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Season tickets, mini-plans and group packages are still available by calling (407) UCF-1000 or visiting UCFKnights.com.