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Knights in Atlantis Ready to Battle Old Foe

UCF is spending Thanksgiving in The Bahamas as it renews acquaintances with an old foe.

If Thanksgiving football is not your cup of tea, tune into Versus at 2pm today as the UCF Knights take on the College of Charleston Cougars in the first round of the Battle of Atlantis tournament. The two schools were once rivals in the Atlantic Sun Conference and UCF"s first ever win over a ranked opponent came in 2002 in Orlando against the Cougars.The two schools last faced off on November 26, 2003 in a game which the Cougars won 72-63 and the Cougars are 12-3 all-time against the Knights. 

The Cougars are led redshirt senior forward Antwaine Wiggins who is scoring 19 points a game and Andrew Lawrence, Trent Wiedman and Jordan Scott are also scoring in double-figures so far this season in wins against Holy Cross, Morehead State, and their upset win the other evening against Clemson. Wiedman leads the team on the glass with ten rebounds a game as he is averaging a double-double so far on the young season. The Cougars are shooting 39% from from the 3-point line this season and 63% from the free throw line.

The Knights are led by junior forward Keith Clanton who is scoring 16.3 points per contest, pulling down 8.7 rebounds per game and has nine blocked shots in the first three games this season. Marcus Jordan, Isaiah Sykes, Tristan Spurlock, and Josh Crittle are all also scoring in double digits. UCF is also shooting 63% from the free throw line while shooting 34% from the three point line as the team waits for senior point guard A.J. Rompza to rejoin the team who was third on the team in three-point shooting behind Jordan and Isaac Sosa who transferred after the season to Canisius which is located in Buffalo, NY. 

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.