UCF Knights men’s basketball
The UCF Knights men’s basketball team represents The University of Central Florida located in Orlando, Florida, Usa.
UCF competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the American Athletic Conference (The American). The Knights play their home games in the CFE Arena located on the university campus. They are trained by Johnny Dawkins who was hired in 2016.
The Knights have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament six times (1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982), including the Final Four in 1978. UCF has attained the NCAA Division I Tournament five occasions (1994, 1996, 2004, 2005, and 2019). UCF has won five tournament championships, seven regular season championships twelve conference championships.
Before the team had a nickname, UCF played its first intercollegiate basketball game. Under Torchy Clark, From the Division II era, UCF found great success including a DII Final Four appearance. UCF has competed in the Atlantic Sun Conference (formerly referred to as the Trans American Athletic Conference), from 1992 until 2005, when all sports combined Conference USA. From 1975 to 1984, the Knights was a charter member of the Sunshine State Conference as a Division II team. The Knights also had a short stint at the Sun Belt Conference.
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