Return of the Rivalry


Jan. 16, 2014

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By Jenna Marina
UCFKnights.com

Gameday Details:
Saturday - Orlando, Fla. - 7 p.m. ET
Arena: CFE Arena (10,000)
Stats: Gametracker
In-Game Updates: Twitter.com/UCF_WBasketball
Broadcast: American Digital Network
Game Notes: UCF

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - When the 2013-14 athletic year began, it marked a new and exciting chapter in the rivalry between UCF and USF as first-time conference foes.

Through the fall, UCF's football, volleyball and men's and women's soccer programs all bested their instate rival. This Saturday, the UCF women's basketball team (8-8, 1-3 The American) will look to keep the streak going when it hosts the Bulls (8-8, 3-2) at 7 p.m. on the American Digital Network.

The teams will meet for the first time since USF's 67-58 win in Tampa on Nov. 21, 2000. USF will carry a 13-game win streak over the Knights into the game in its first trip to Orlando since November 1999.

UCF head coach Joi Williams was a four-year starting point guard at USF from 1984-88. She still ranks among USF's career assist leaders (180; No. 17).

USF is 2-0 on the road during conference play so far this year. Of the Bulls' eight losses, six have been by single digits, including the opening day loss to No. 6/8 Maryland and an 8-point loss to No. 5/5 Louisville.

Alisia Jenkins is averaging a double-double (10.4 ppg , 10.9 rpg) this season, and has a team-high eight double-doubles. She also leads the conference in rebounding.

USF head coach Jose Fernandez has led his team to the postseason nine times in the last 10 years.

Fans can access the American Digital Network free of charge through a multitude of platforms including desktop, mobile and tablet.

Season tickets, mini-plans and group packages are still available by calling (407) UCF-1000 or visiting UCFKnights.com.

 

 

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