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UCF Faces Florida in the NCAA Tournament First Round: Preview, TV, How to Watch

Knights look for their first-ever win in the Dance

Noah Goldberg

The UCF Knights (25-3, 14-1 AAC, 7 Seed) are in Storrs, Connecticut for their NCAA First Round game with the Florida Gators (21-10, 10-6 SEC, 10 Seed).

Let’s get ready:


Game Day

When: 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Connecticut

Line: UCF -9.5, per DraftKings


How to Watch

TV: ESPNews


Notes

  • UCF is 0-26 all-time vs. Florida.
  • However, the two teams have met only twice since UCF joined Conference USA in 2005, and just once since UCF joined The American, back in 2015.
  • This is UCF’s seventh trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Knights are 0-7 all-time.
  • It’s the first time UCF has gotten the automatic bid as a member of The American. UCF’s last NCAA bid as a conference champion was in 2011, when the Knights won Conference USA.
  • UCF’s 7-seed is the highest in school history.
  • The last time UCF won both the conference regular season and tournament title, it was in the A-Sun conference in 1999. The Knights lost to #1-seed Louisiana Tech in the first round.
  • UCF’s closes first-round game in the NCAAs was an 85-80 loss to North Carolina in 2009.
  • Absolutely none of this matters. Let’s go.

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