UCF Women's Basketball to Host Some of Nation's Best



Aug 28, 2013

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By Jenna Marina

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - UCF women's basketball head coach Joi Williams announced the Knights' schedule Wednesday, and some of the top teams in the country will visit CFE Arena in 2013-14 for conference games.

As the team embarks on its first year in the newly formed American Athletic Conference, the Knights will tip off against eight opponents who played in either the NCAA or WNIT Tournaments during the 2012-13 postseason.

UCF will ring in the New Year at home against reigning NCAA champion UConn at 4 p.m. on Jan. 1 and will later host NCAA runner-up Louisville at 7 p.m. Feb. 4.

"We are very excited about our first season as a member of The American," Williams said. "We are playing a very competitive non-conference schedule, and our league has some of the best teams in the country. With 16 home games, our fans will have an opportunity to see some really great matchups."

The season opener is slated for Friday, Nov. 8, against Central Connecticut State, christening the new blacktop floor at CFE Arena. UCF will play 16 total contests at home, and season tickets can be purchased today at UCFKnights.com or by calling (407) UCF-1000. Tickets begin for just $30 and a new youth season ticket is now available for only $15.

Once again, the Knights will hold the Thanksgiving Classic, welcoming Delaware, Howard and SIUE on Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The championship game will tip at 2:30 p.m. that Sunday.

Key non-conference opponents include WNIT Tournament qualifiers FIU (Nov. 15), Charlotte (Nov. 23) and Iona (Dec. 21) and NCAA Tournament participant Middle Tennessee (Dec. 16). All of those matchups besides the Charlotte game will be played at CFE Arena.

UCF makes its debut in The American on Dec. 28 versus Houston. UCF will face each of its conference foes twice, with marquee home league matchups against Memphis (Jan. 11), cross-state rival and Williams' alma mater USF (Jan. 18) and assistant coach Courtney Locke's alma mater Rutgers (Jan. 22).

The American Athletic Conference Championship will be hosted by UConn on March 7-10. ESPNU will air the semifinal matchups with the title game to air on either ESPN or ESPN2.