UCF basketball preview: Golden Knights Seek To Rebound At Rice On Saturday Night
CUSA Fans new UCF Correspondent Ryan Westin brings us a preview of the basketball game between the UCF Golden Knights and the Rice Owls.
Kirk Speraw and the Golden Knights, who are seeking their 19 th win of the season, head out to Houston for a Saturday night contest against the Rice Owls. Rice is currently in a two-way tie with the Knights for third place in the conference.
Earlier this week in his weekly radio show, Coach Speraw said that in order for UCF to be considered for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament that they need to finish second in Conference USA. This is that part of the Knights’ schedule that will make or break their chances at dancing in the NCAA tournament. At this time no one is discussing any Conference USA team receiving a bid other than No. 8 Memphis.
Rice and UCF are both coming off mid-week road losses. UCF was ahead early, but was not able to contain the Green Wave's surge in the second half losing 86-80. Rice also faltered down the stretch in their 84-73 defeat at UAB. Morris Almond scored 28 points for the Owls in the loss.
Key to the Game:
Getting to the line
Beyond the Arc
At the Break
We Are There