Dec. 1, 2011
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By Jenna Marina
|UCF vs. FIU
||Friday, Dec. 2
||Orlando, Fla. | UCF Arena
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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) -- UCF (3-3) continues its nine-game homestand when FIU (4-3) travels north to Orlando on Friday at 7 p.m. as the Knights look for their second-straight win after a 66-49 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday.
Last year's win in Miami snapped UCF's 24-game losing streak to the Panthers that had spanned 25 years. UCF has not lost a game at home to an intrastate opponent since Dec. 16, 2009, against Florida State.
UCF got a big game out of redshirt junior transfer Kayli Keough, who sank a career-best 10-of-16 from the floor for a career-high 23 points against Bethune-Cookman. Her 23 points currently ranks as a single Knight's best offensive output this season, and her performance marked the first time a Knight hit 10 field goals in a game since Jelisa Caldwell poured in 12 buckets against Jacksonville on Dec. 12, 2010.
FIU guard Jerica Coley is related to UCF's all-time leading scorer and rebounder Tamika Coley. Tamika served as Jerica's AAU coach from middle school through high school and Jerica credits much of her success to Tamika's tutelage.
The Panthers also added freshman forward Tynia McKinzie (Oviedo, Fla.) of Lake Howell High School to their roster this season. McKinzie is a two-time high school state champion and holds the Lake Howell school record for career points (1,726).
Season tickets, which start at only $49 for a fan pack of two, are still available by calling (407) UCF-1000 or by visiting UCFAthletics.com. On gameday, tickets for the contest will be available at the UCF Arena box office. All UCF students are admitted free with a valid school ID.
The IMG Sports Network will broadcast all of UCF's games live on UCFAthletics.com with a subscription plan. Scott Adams will provide the play-by-play. Live stats are also available via UCFAtheltics.com.