UCF Knights men’s basketball
The UCF Knights men’s basketball Group represents 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 located on the university campus. They are coached by Johnny Dawkins who had been hired in 2016.
The Knights have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament six times (1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982), including the Final Four in 1978. UCF has reached 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.
Before the group had a nickname, UCF played its first intercollegiate basketball game. Under Torchy Clark, in the Division II era, UCF found great success including a DII Final Four appearance. UCF has competed at the Atlantic Sun Conference (formerly referred to as the Trans American Athletic Conference), from 1992 until 2005, when all sports combined Conference USA. From 1975 to 1984, the Knights had been a charter member of the Sunshine State Conference as a Division II team. The Knights had a short stint in the Sun Belt Conference.