Women's Basketball: Game Day vs. Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Lady Wildcats (2-4) make the short Sunday trip to Orlando to take on the UCF Knights (2-6) at UCF Arena. Both teams have seen challenges in the early season and are coming off losses.Notes on the UCF Knights
The Knights are coming off a tough 62-59 loss to Charlotte and have accumulated six losses to date, including four of the last five. For their losses, UCF has lost by an average margin of 11.6 points (366-436), but the competition hasn’t been slight.
So far this season, UCF is 1-2 at home but own a commanding lead in the overall series between these schools, up 12-4 on the Lady Wildcats, including the last four straight. B-CU’s last victory came in December 2000 with a 63-61 overtime victory under then-Head Coach Sandra Booker.
The Wildcats and Knights share one opponent, North Florida, who UCF defeated earlier in the month 53-41 in Orlando, while UNF was not only breaking in new players but an entirely new offense. B-CU lost a nail biter to UNF, 56-55, Wednesday in Jacksonville.
UCF freshman upstart Briahanna Jackson leads the team with 17.1 points per game, in addition to the threat she provides defensively, ranking 14th in the NCAA in steals with 3.9 per game. Gevenia Carter is also among the UCF scoring leaders, putting up 12.5 per game, and has scored in double figures in seven of eight games. Junior Erika Jones uses her 6-2 frame to top the Knights on the boards, but rebounds are distributed across the lineup.
The Knights score just 60 points per game as a team, while the Wildcats have been successful at holding down opponents scoring, which leads into the B-CU style of play.
Notes on the Lady WildcatsThe Lady Wildcats are on a three-game losing skid, dropping the last two by a combined six points. B-CU is led by Chastity René Taylor, who tops the team with 16 points per game, including a season total of 18 three-pointers and team-best 15 steals.
On the inside, Amanda Hairston is making her presence known, scoring 13 points to go with her team-leading 8.3 rebounds per game. She ranks 30th in the NCAA in blocked shots, with 2.2 per game, and is up against a Knights team that allows five per game. Getting the ball inside will be a major factor in the execution of B-CU’s game against the Knights, as she ranks 10th in the nation in field goal percentage (.635) and points in the paint is a major component in B-CU’s control of the game.
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