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The Road Ahead for UCF Men’s Basketball

Can the Knights get to .500 in the conference by the postseason?

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NCAA Basketball: Central Florida at Cincinnati Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Crazy idea: Let’s throw out the standings in The American for these last five games of the UCF Knights’ regular season.

After Wednesday’s thrilling win at Cincinnati, UCF has three games left at home and two away, and like Eric and I talked about on the Black & Gold Banneret Podcast this week, they could get to .500 in conference if they finish 4-1.

Here’s UCF’s current standing in the NET, and again, we’re not thinking they’ll get into the NCAAs unless they run the table at the conference tournament:

Here are the resumes of the last five opponents:

Tulane - Saturday at home

UConn - Wednesday, February 26th in Hartford

Tulsa - Saturday, February 29th in Tulsa

SMU - Wednesday, March 4th at home

ECU - Sunday, March 8th at home

Tulane and ECU are clearly winnable games. From there, if UCF can hold serve at home against SMU, and then maybe steal one on the road at UConn or Tulsa (where UCF has never won, by the way), that would put them at 18-12 and 8-8 in the conference to finish the regular year, which would not be bad at all.

First up: Tulane on Saturday

If you’d like to be in the building for UCF’s first home game after their stunning win at Cincinnati (and Lord knows they will need you there), tickets are available. Click here.


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