Feb. 23, 2013
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Jenna Marina
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's basketball team hopes to get back on track when East Carolina rolls into town Sunday at 2 p.m. The Knights (11-15, 5-7) aim to avenge a loss earlier this month to the Pirates (18-7, 8-4) in front of some distinguished guests at the UCF Arena.
Sunday is Alumni Day and several of UCF's finest are scheduled to be in attendance. Among those in the crowd will be former WNBA All-Star and UCF Hall of Famer Tari Phillips (1990-91); former Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year Celeste Hudson (2002-07); UCF's career leader for assists and steals and former A-Sun Player of the Year Chariya Davis (1995-99); and two-time Cofnerence USA champions Chelsie Wiley and D'Nay Daniels, who both rank among the top-10 scoring leaders in school history.
UCF has won four straight at home over the Pirates since 2008.
With her three steals on Thursday, freshman guard Briahanna Jackson moved up to second on the program's single-season steals leaderboard and is now 15 shy of claiming the record. She averages 3.38 per game, which ranks 10th in the nation.
Senior guard Gevenia Carter, who has tallied 22 double-digit games this season, is on a three-game streak of leading UCF in scoring. Currently at six-straight double-figure scoring outings, Carter could reach her longest stretch of consecutive double-digit games in her career this weekend.
Although East Carolina is dominant at home with an undefeated record in conference play, the Pirates struggle on the road as Thursday's loss to Marshall in West Virginia dropped their record to 2-4 in away games.
The Pirates sit atop the C-USA in scoring defense (55.2 points per game), scoring margin (+9.8) and turnover margin (+5.4). Whitny Edwards leads the team in scoring with 11.8 points per game, and Celeste Stewart is close behind with 11.7 ppg.
Tickets are currently available by calling (407) UCF-1000 or by visiting UCFAthletics.com.