UCF’s Kay Kay Wright probably won’t get considered much for AAC Player of the Year, with UConn’s Katie Lou Samuelson having an All-American season. But maybe she should.
Against a physical Cincinnati team and missing Fifi N’Dour from the lineup, Wright almost single-handedly led the UCF Knights to a 56-55 victory over the Bearcats at CFE Arena.
Wright scored a team-best 25 points on 10/26 from the field, plus six rebounds, three assists and four steals. Her final two points with five second left were the most significant of the day:
The bench’s reaction says it all:
On Cincinnati’s ensuing possession, Wright stole the ball and ran out the clock in a scrum of bodies:
Kay Kay averaged 22.5 PPG and 3.5 SPG last week, but none were bigger than these two plays yesterday pic.twitter.com/aMnHw9UniX— UCF Women's Hoops (@UCF_WBB) January 14, 2019
UCF did not lead from midway through the first until about seven minutes to go in the fourth, but nonetheless the Knights moved up to 14-2, 3-0 in The American and 5-0 at home after their fourth straight win and 11th in the last 12.
Next up: Tulsa, Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET at home.