Central Florida Knights Basketball Schedule
Orlando is widely recognized as a basketball town and its loyalties
go beyond the Orlando Magic of the NBA. The Central Florida Knights college basketball program has some of the most fervent
fans in the sport and game days at CFE Arena are full of excitement. The 2013-2014 season was an up and down for the Knights.
They scored big wins over programs like Miami and Temple but struggled in American Athletic Conference play, finishing with
a 4-14 conference records. The Knights finished the season on a high note and will be looking to carry that momentum into
the 2014-2015 season in an effort to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.
This season the UCF
Knights will once again be going up against all of the best teams in the American Athletic Conference including the defending
National Champions the UCONN Huskies, the SMU Mustangs, the Houston Cougars, the Memphis Tigers, the Cincinnati Bearcats,
and others. As the Knights learned last season, it is not always smooth sailing playing in the AAC but they have a strong
core of returning players that will help UCF rise in the conference standings. The Knights will be looking for all of their
most fervent fans to fill CFE Arena when they take on their toughest conference rivals but you will want to get your tickets
from StubHub early because they won't be available for too long.
Central Florida Knights Basketball History
has been a big deal at UCF since it first began back in the 1969-1970 college basketball season. Central Florida is still
looking to see what new rivalries come about during conference play. However, there are several other teams who moved to the
AAC from Conference USA including Cincinnati, Houston, and Memphis. All of these teams have spent years battling against one
another multiple times each season and there is no love lost when they meet on the court whatever conference they are representing.
Additionally, the Knights have rivalries with other major Florida basketball programs including Miami, Florida State, and
Florida International. These teams are always playing for bragging rights in the state when they play against one another
and have some of the most thrilling games of the season.
Central Florida Knights Basketball Conference
Central Florida Knights play in the newly formed American Athletic Conference which is also now the home of a few former Big
East schools including the University of Connecticut and South Florida. The Big East has been in a tumultuous state for many
years, with clashes between programs that had football programs and those that did not. The newly formed American Athletic
Conference boasts schools from Texas to Florida and all the way to Connecticut. The dynamic conference has proven to be one
of the best in men's college basketball since forming last year, with teams like Cincinnati and UCONN as perennial contenders.
Cincinnati is the defending American Athletic Conference regular season champion, but the UCONN Huskies won the National Championship
in 2014, bringing a National Championship to the conference during its first year of existence. Although it is only one year
old there have already been changes in the American Athletic Conference, with the departure of Louisville and Rutgers and
the addition of Tulsa and Tulane. With the American Athletic Conference shakeup, things may look a little different on the
college basketball landscape, but no matter which conference they are in, the Temple Owls are a team with a storied legacy
that continues to find success. Expect big things to happen in the American Athletic Conference in the years to come as new
rivalries are established and it continues to prove itself as one of the premiere college hoops conferences in the country.
Attending a top college basketball game is one of the best experiences to be found in sports.
Many of the top student athletes in the world take the court in college basketball, when this is combined with some of the
most passionate fans in all of sports there is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot be found anywhere else. When you set
foot in CFE Arena for a Central Florida Knights home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening
jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full
of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. All of a sudden the clock is winding down in the second
half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and
each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues
until the final buzzer when the Knights' side erupts after another big win and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation.
The moment you leave CFE Arena you will want to immediately start planning your next trip to the venue to cheer on the Knights.
The Knights have been to the Division I NCAA Tournament four times but also had six trips to the Division
II NCAA Tournament, one of which included a run to the D-II Final Four in 1978.