Both teams come into the game looking to move back above the .500 mark in league play, as UCF and UConn hold identical 4-4 records in The American.
Earlier this month the Huskies (11-10) edged the Knights (13-7) by a score of 62-53 at Gampel Pavilion. UConn got 18 points and seven rebounds out of Christian Vital and went 20-of-21 from the free throw line to earn the home victory.
The Knights were without B.J. Taylor in that one, but the all-conference point guard is back now. Taylor has scored in double figures in the last two games, including a 25-point outburst at USF. In his last two games, he has dished out 10 assists and only turned the ball over once.
Since the last meeting, UConn has gone 2-3, winning over Tulane and SMU, but falling to Memphis, Villanova and Temple. The Knights, meanwhile, have gone 1-2, defeating USF and losing to Cincinnati and Wichita State.
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 31
Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV: CBS Sports Network
Radio: 96.9 FM/740 AM The Game
Live Stats: http://ucfknights.co/MBBLiveStats1718
NOTES TO KNOW
- UConn leads the all-time series between the two teams 11-1.
- The Knights’ lone win over the Huskies was a 68-63 victory at the Battle 4 Atlantis in 2011.
- UConn won the previous meeting this season, 62-53 in Storrs.
- B.J. Taylor has scored in double figures in the last two games, totaling 10 assists and just one turnover.
- A.J. Davis is second in the league with 8.3 rebounds per game.
- UCF is third in the nation, holding opponents to 60.2 points per game.
- The Knights are 8-2 at home this season.
PROMOTIONS TO KNOW
- Tailgating is back on Memory Mall! Tailgating will go from 5-8:30 p.m. in front of CFE Arena. To reserve your spot, Click Here
- It’s a Knight Jam at CFE Arena! The first 500 fans will get a special edition Knight Jam movie poster, while the first 500 students will get a new Knight Squad tank (pick up tank voucher at the tailgate).
Season tickets for the 2017-18 campaign are on sale now. Fans looking to purchase tickets can call (407) 823-1000 or visit UCFKnights.com to secure them today. For men’s basketball tickets CLICK HERE.