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Knights face huge test vs. Kelvin Sampson and the Cougars

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The UCF Knights (12-6, 4-4 AAC, NET #81) face a critical home test on Saturday as they welcome the #7-ranked Houston Cougars (17-2, 6-0 AAC, #4 NET) to Addition Financial Arena. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPN2.

Let’s get ready:


Game Night

When: 8 p.m. ET

Where: Addition Financial Arena

Line: UCF +6.5, O/U 137.5 per DraftKings


How to Watch

TV: ESPN2

Crew: Mike Corey (PxP) and Robbie Hummel (Analyst)

Radio: FM 96.9/AM 740

Live Stats: UCFKnights.com


History

  • Houston leads 18-11
  • UCF is 6-7 vs. Houston in Orlando
  • Houston has won the last three
  • UCF’s last win over Houston was on March 2, 2019.

Houston was #6 in the nation, and hosted College Gameday. The Knights spoiled the party and ended the Cougars’ 33-game home winning streak with a 69-64 victory in a game that all but assured the Knights an at-large spot in the NCAA Tournament:


What to Know About Houston

They’re really good. The Cougs were picked as the preseason favorite in the American, and their only losses this season were to Wisconsin by two in the Maui Invitational and by one point at then-#9 Alabama.

Marcus Sasser is out for the season. The only Cougar to be named preseason all-AAC broke his foot and had to have surgery on it.

Kyler Edwards has stepped it up. Edwards leads the Cougars in scoring in conference play at 19.4 points per game.


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