UCF Women's Basketball to Host Conference Opener vs. UAB



Jan. 9, 2013

Game NotesGet Acrobat Reader

Twitter Logo Facebook Logo UCF Athletics Social Media Directory

By Jenna Marina

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's basketball team begins its final run through a Conference USA slate this Thursday when it welcomes UAB to the UCF Arena at 7 p.m. The Knights (6-8) are looking to extend their three-game win streak while the Blazers (9-4) are coming off a loss in their final matchup of a four-game homestand.

Thursday's matchup marks the first time UCF has squared off against UAB in the opener. The Knights hold a 3-2 record under head coach Joi Williams in C-USA opening contests.

One lucky UCF student has a chance to win a free iPad. Students can enter a drawing for the iPad at a table on the concourse of the student section at the game.

Each team recorded a win at its home venue last season. In the last meeting, UCF came out on top by holding UAB to 11 points in the second half, which tied the fifth-lowest offensive output in a half in C-USA history.

The Knights return to UCF Arena for the first time since Dec. 19 when their three-game win streak kicked off against South Alabama. Since then, UCF has logged respectable road wins against reigning Atlantic Sun champion Florida Gulf Coast and eight-time defending MAC champion Bowling Green.

The Blazers feature a pair of returning second-team All-Conference USA selections in senior guard Amber Jones and junior forward Karisma Chapman. UAB is one of two C-USA teams to return two players named first-or second-team all-conference last season.

Next fall, UCF will begin its first campaign in the BIG EAST.

Tickets are available via UCFAthletics.com or by calling (407) UCF-1000. Game updates are also available by following @UCF_WBasketball on Twitter.