UCF Men's basketball player A.J. Davis is surrounded by fans, as they celebrate a 68-58 win over Illinois. (Aileen Perilla/ KnightNews)

Playing in front of a sold-out crowd, the University of Central Florida men’s basketball team faced Illinois and advanced to the next round of the NIT, after securing a 68-58 victory. Wednesday’s win sets the Knights up for a Tuesday night semi-final against Texas Christian University at Madison Square Garden in New York City.