The Knights are on the precipice of potential back-to-back NCAA Tournament bids, something never before accomplished in program history.
That accomplishment is far from a lock though, as they will need to perform well in the conference tournament over the next three days.
Winning the tournament would give the Knights an automatic bid, but with the UConn Huskies at the #1 seed, those chances are very slim. This is, however, the final American Conference Tournament the Huskies will participate in as the school moves to the Big East next season.
Two wins should get UCF to March Madness, and the first game comes against #7 seed Wichita State, a team the Knights beat by 45 points Monday night.
It’s a good matchup for the Knights, especially because the team has their minds fresh on the Shockers.
Wichita State bounced Houston from the tournament in the first round yesterday, and will play its second straight game today at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.
If the Knights take care of business, they will face the winner of Cincinnati-Memphis.
The Knights swept the 11th-seeded Lady Tigers this season, including a 67-59 win in Memphis just one week ago.
The Bearcats would pose a bigger challenge for the team, as they handed them their worst loss in conference play back in January — a 27-point loss on the road.
The Knights evened the series at home in February with a 7-point win, but there’s no question that a rubber game against Cincy is the biggest potential hurdle between the Knights and the championship game.
ESPN’s Charlie Creme has listed the Knights as one of his first four out and the only at-large team to come out of the AAC.
Wins against any team not named UConn could damage their March Madness hopes, so it’s time to show out and get some tickets punched for the Big Dance.