UCF men's basketball lands matchup with Missouri

Knights to host Tigers at CFE Arena on Nov. 30

Courtesy UCF Athletics Communications
Courtesy UCF Athletics Communications

ORLANDO, Fla. – After a historic run into the final four of the 2017 National Invitational Tournament under the leadership of then-first year head coach Johnny Dawkins, the Knights continue to seek out challenges. 

On Nov. 30 at the CFE Arena, the University of Central Florida Knights will play host to SEC member, the Missouri Tigers. 

The Tigers, who finished their season 9-24, will travel to Orlando for the first-ever meeting between the two schools. This matchup will also be the first time in over a decade that the Knights have hosted an SEC team. It will only be the fourth time ever, as the Knights have hosted Georgia in 1994, Auburn in 1997 and Ole Miss in 2007. 

The home-and-home series between the Tigers and Knights will send UCF to Columbia in the 2018-2019 season. The Nov. 30 game is the first home game to be announced for the Knights in 2017. But UCF will also be playing three games in the AdvoCare Invitational on Nov. 23, 24 and 26 at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

The Knights are expected to have another big year with the announcement of Tacko Fall returning to the team, joining leaders,  B.J. Taylor and A.J. Davis.