ORLANDO, Fla.- The Knights look to bounce back tonight when they take on the Connecticut Huskies. They have lost 3 out of their last 4 and have dropped into a tie for 5th in the conference standings.
The Knights lost to Connecticut earlier this month 53 to 62. Sophomore guard Christian Vital had a big game, finishing with 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals. A huge part of his success was getting to the line, he shot 9 free throws in that matchup. UCF will need to slow Vital down if they expect to be victorious tonight.
“It’s the same team, it’s the same game, we just need to execute better than we did the first time,” A.J. Davis said about tonight’s game.
UCF will need to get back to their defensive ways if they want to beat UConn tonight. They gave up 24 second chance points, along with 32 points in the paint to Wichita State last Friday. Those numbers were expected to rise with the loss of Tacko, but you can’t win games giving up 32 points in the paint. Especially when your offense is a dreary as UCF’s.
Expect UCF to come out swinging tonight. They know that they need a win to get this season moving in the right direction. They have back to back games at home this week, which should be helpful.
“It feels good to play on home court, with our home fans. This is our family,” A.J. Davis said about the differences of playing at CFE.
The game takes place at 9:00 P.M. tonight. It will be played at CFE Arena, if you can’t make it the game will air on CBS Sports Network.