Basketball: Cougars, UCF Set for Return Match (L 85-59)

UCF enters play with a 13-9 overall record and a 3-6 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Knights have lost back-to-back games, falling to Memphis 65-59 on Jan. 28 and SMU 63-58 on Feb. 4.

Offensively, the Knights score 63.1 points per game while allowing opponents to score just 55.8. As a team, UCF shoots 40.5 percent from the field and 28.2 from beyond the 3-point line, while their opponents shoot 38.9 and 31.0 percent respectively.

Individually, UCF has two players who average double-figure points per game including Zykira Lewis who scores 15.5 and Aliyah Gregory who contributes 14.6 per contest. Lewis led all scorers with 17 points in the last matchup between the teams. Joslyn Massey paces UCF on the glass, pulling down 7.3 rebounds per game.

Coogs again kept it close for 3 quarters, but got blown out in the 4th.

Houston returns home to host Cincinnati on Saturday, Feb. 11, inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The game will serve as the Cougars’ ‘Coogs for the Cure’ matchup and is scheduled to tip at 2 p.m.