The UCF Knights men’s basketball team Signifies The University of Central Florida.
UCF competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the American Athletic Conference (The American). The Knights play their home games at the CFE Arena situated on the most important campus of the university. Johnny Dawkins who was hired in 2016 coachs them.
The Knights have emerged in the NCAA Division II Tournament six times (1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982), including the Final Four in 1978. UCF has attained the NCAA Division I Tournament five times (1994, 1996, 2004, 2005, and 2019). UCF has won seven regular season championships twelve conference championships five tournament championships.
UCF played its first intercollegiate basketball game before the team had a nickname. In the Division II era, under Torchy Clark, UCF found success including a DII Final Four appearance. UCF has competed in the Atlantic Sun Conference (formerly called the Trans American Athletic Conference), from 1992 until 2005, when all sports joined Conference USA. From 1975 to 1984, the Knights was a charter member of the Sunshine State Conference as a Division II team. The Knights had a short one-year stint at the Sun Belt Conference.
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