Team preview: UCF

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 19, 2004, 6:17 PM ET
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COACH AND PROGRAM

How many teams can claim a 20-point loss to an intrastate bully inspired a season culminating in an NCAA Tournament berth?

Instead of leaving the inaugural game at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena with their lances between their legs after a 59-39 defeat to the Florida Gators last December, the Golden Knights of UCF felt positively Art Linkletter-ian about their fortunes.

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