Junior forward Keith Clanton led the Knights with 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds while guard Marcus Jordan added 17 points to lead the Knights to a 61-53 win over Old Dominion in front of a crowd of 4,621 at the UCF Arena. The win improves the Knights record to 8-2 on the season.
Donnie Jones Postgame
Keith Clanton and Marcus Jordan Postgame
Postgame News and Notes
– Old Dominion has made the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons out of the Colonial Conference. The Monarchs lost to Butler last season at the buzzer in opening round of NCAA Tournament.
– UCF now has 17 straight wins at home against non conference opponents.
– The Knights head out to the road Wednesday night as they will take on La-Lafayette. The Knights defeated ULL last season 79-58 back on December 15,2010. The Rajin Cajuns are 5-8 on the season and are coming off a 72-64 loss at Robert Morris.
-UCF Women Soccer team finished ranked 12th in the final coaches soccer poll. The Knights made a deep run in the NCAA Tournament making it all the way to the elite 8 before losing at Wake Forest.
– Thanks to success of the Knights women and men soccer programs. UCF Athletics debuts at number 24 in Director’s Cup Standings that came out earlier this week. The Director’s Cup ranks each Division I program across the country based on their postseason achievements. UCF’s current point total is 123 with women’s soccer earning 73 for its Elite Eight finish and the men’s team receiving 50 for its second-round appearance. Last year , UCF celebrated its highest finish in the Director’s Cup standings finishing in 63rd place.