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It appears winning streaks are contagious at UCF.
The UCF men’s and women’s basketball teams both notched victories against American Athletic Conference opponents in Sunday’s doubleheader at CFE Arena to remain undefeated in league play.
The women took their game down to the wire against Cincinnati and came out on top, 56-55, thanks to junior guard Kay Kay Wright’s layup with five seconds remaining in the game.
Fueled by four Knights who scored in double digits, the men followed up with a 76-65 win over East Carolina.
The two squads are receiving votes in both the Associated Press top 25 and USA Today Coaches top 25 rankings. It marks the first time in school history that both programs are earning recognition in the polls in the same season.
Women’s Winning Ways
The women’s team has won four in a row and is off to a 3-0 start in conference play for the second straight year.
With a 14-2 overall record, the Knights are in the middle of one of their best seasons in program history. UCF has defeated eight opponents that made either the NCAA Tournament or WNIT last season.
Part of the reason for the Knights’ success can be attributed to their stellar defense. UCF leads The American and ranks among the top 10 in the nation for scoring defense, limiting opponents to an average of 53.6 points per game.
Wright, who scores 19.3 points per game, is also a major factor as the second leading scorer in the conference.
Ticket information for the women’s games can be found online at ucfknights.com.
Men’s Rise to the Top
With a 13-2 overall record, including 3-0 in conference games, the men’s team currently sits atop The American’s standings as the only remaining unbeaten team in league play.
The Knights are currently riding a …