The Central Florida Knights face a stiff challenge in the Conference USA tournament semifinals on Friday night as they play the top-seed host, the Memphis Tigers. The Knights have split games against the Tigers this season, defeating Memphis at home on Jan. 18 68-67, but losing at Memphis on Feb. 28 84-55.
The Knights will lean on their leading scorer in forward Keith Clanton who has averaged 15 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Guard Marcus Jordan, 14.1 points per game, will also be a key factor for scoring Friday night. The winner of this semifinal game will face the winner of the Southern Miss-Marshall game for the C-USA championship and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
The game will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network with a scheduled tip off of 6 p.m. However that time could change given what time the Southern Miss-Marshall game ends.