For the hour-and-a-half
leading up to midnight, there are various activities planned including dance
routines by Knight Moves, a two-ball competition and a student dunk contest. The
UCF Pep Band will be on hand and fans will also have the opportunity to win
The women's team will take the floor first as the clock counts down to "MidKnight" and following introductions the players will have the opportunity to show off their skills and will conclude their segment with a 10-minute scrimmage.
UCF ready to challenge A-Sun (AP Photo/John Amis)
"MidKnight Madness is like a party because of the exciting atmosphere with all the entertainment and giveaways," said fifth-year head coach Gail Striegler. "It gives our players the opportunity to finally practice and allows the fans to see what our team is all about."
The 2002-03 Atlantic Sun regular season champions, the Golden Knights finished with a 19-11 overall mark and went 13-3 in conference play. They open up the current season with an exhibition game against Premier Players on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.
The UCF men's team, which won a record-tying 21 games last season, is scheduled to hit the floor at approximately 12:20 p.m. Similar to the women, following introductions and warm-ups, will have a 10-minute scrimmage in their first official practice of the season.
"We are very excited about this event," stated head coach Kirk Speraw. "It is an excellent opportunity for fans to meet this year's team. The players are eager to get started and are anxious for the challenges of the upcoming season."
The men's team will return to the arena on Saturday, Oct. 18 for a practice session beginning at 4 p.m. UCF will play one exhibition game prior to the start of the season as they host St. Leo on Nov. 13. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
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