2009–10 UCF Knights men's basketball team

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2009–10 UCF Knights men's basketball
University of Central Florida UCF vertical text logo.svg
Conference Conference USA
2009–10 record 0–17[1] (0–10[1] C-USA)
Head coach Kirk Speraw
Assistant coach Mike Jaskulski
Assistant coach Craig Brown
Assistant coach Robert McCullum
Home arena UCF Arena
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UTEP 15 1   .938     26 7   .788
Memphis 13 3   .813     24 10   .706
UAB 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Marshall 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
Tulsa 10 6   .625     23 12   .657
Southern Miss 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Houston 7 9   .438     19 16   .543
SMU 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
UCF 6 10   .375     15 17   .469
East Carolina 4 12   .250     10 21   .323
Tulane 3 13   .188     8 22   .267
Rice 1 15   .063     8 23   .258
2010 CUSA Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 UCF Knights men's basketball team was a NCAA Division I college basketball team that represented the University of Central Florida and competed in Conference USA. They played their home games at the UCF Arena in Orlando, Florida, and were led by head coach Kirk Speraw who was in his 17th and final season with the team. In the previous year, the Knights finished the season 17–14, 7–9 in C-USA play.[2]

In February 2012, UCF vacated its wins from the 2009–10 season after it was discovered that there was an ineligible player on the team.[1][3]

Roster[edit]

Name Number Position Height Weight Year Hometown
Keith Clanton 33 F 6–8 230 Freshman Orlando, Florida
David Diakite 15 F 6–6 215 Redshirt Freshman Washington, D.C.
P.J. Gaynor 21 F 6–8 205 Sophomore Jacksonville, Florida
Marcus Jordan 5 G 6–3 200 Freshman Chicago, Illinois
Jakub Kusmieruk 13 C 7–4 280 Sophomore Sokołów Podlaski, Poland
Dogukan Kuzucan 14 G 6–2 175 Freshman Istanbul, Turkey
Ben O'Donnell 2 G 5–9 175 Redshirt Sophomore Largo, Florida
A.J. Rompza 3 G 5–9 160 Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
R.J. Scott 1 G 6–2 205 Freshman Slidell, Louisiana
Isaac Sosa 11 G 6–3 175 Sophomore Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Drew Speraw 10 G 6–2 175 Senior Oviedo, Florida
Dustin Speraw 4 G 6–2 155 Freshman Oviedo, Florida
Amara Thompson 22 G 6–4 180 Redshirt Freshman Tucker, Georgia
Taylor Young 12 G 6–1 190 Junior Orlando, Florida
A.J. Tyler 25 F 6–9 230 Junior Palm Harbor, Florida

Coaches[edit]

Name Type College Graduating year
Kirk Speraw Head Coach University of Iowa 1980
Mike Jaskulski Associate Head Coach St. Norbert 1976
Craig Brown Assistant Coach University of Florida 1995
Robert McCullum Assistant Coach Birmingham-Southern 1976
Micah Byars Director of Basketball Operations University of West Florida 2006

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site


Result Record
Exhibition
November 4, 2009* 7:00 PM St. Leo UCF ArenaOrlando, FL W 84–65  1–0
Regular season (Non-conference play)
November 13, 2009* 7:00 PM UMass UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 84–67  1–0
November 17, 2009* 7:00 PM Howard UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 68–59  2–0
November 20, 2009* 6:00 PM vs. Auburn Ocean CenterDaytona Beach, FL
(Glenn Wilkes Classic)
W 84–74  3–0
November 21, 2009* 3:30 PM vs. Niagara Ocean Center • Daytona Beach, FL
(Glenn Wilkes Classic)
L 46–63  3–1
November 22, 2009* 3:30 PM vs. Drake Ocean Center • Daytona Beach, FL
(Glenn Wilkes Classic)
W 59–50  4–1
November 28, 2009* 5:00 PM Albany UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 76–72  5–1
December 1, 2009* 7:00 PM Newberry UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 80–62  6–1
December 6, 2009* 12:00 PM at Notre Dame Joyce CenterNotre Dame, IN L 72–90  6–2
December 12, 2009* 5:00 PM Bethune-Cookman UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 63–50  7–2
December 16, 2009* 7:00 PM at South Florida Sun DomeTampa, FL
(UCF–USF rivalry)
L 59–65  7–3
December 20, 2009* 1:00 PM at #14 Connecticut XL CenterHartford, CT L 51–60  7–4
December 29, 2009* 7:00 PM Liberty UCF Arena • Orlando, FL
(UCF Holiday Classic)
W 82–58  8–4
December 30, 2009* 7:00 PM Jacksonville UCF Arena • Orlando, FL
(UCF Holiday Classic)
L 51–61  8–5
January 5, 2010* 7:00 PM at #14 Ole Miss Tad Smith ColiseumUniversity, MS L 56–84  8–6
Regular season (C-USA conference play)
January 9, 2010 5:00 PM Rice UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 77–58  9–6 (1–0)
January 13, 2010 8:00 PM Marshall UCF Arena • Orlando, FL L 75–81  9–7 (1–1)
January 16, 2010 8:00 PM at Tulsa Reynolds CenterTulsa, OK L 70–90  9–8 (1–2)
January 20, 2010 8:00 PM at Houston Hofheinz PavilionHouston, TX W 78–71  10–8 (2–2)
January 23, 2010 5:00 PM UTEP UCF Arena • Orlando, FL L 59–96  10–9 (2–3)
January 27, 2010 8:00 PM at SMU Moody ColiseumUniversity Park, TX L 43–65  10–10 (2–4)
January 30, 2010 5:00 PM Tulsa UCF Arena • Orlando, FL L 50–55  10–11 (2–5)
February 2, 2010 7:00 PM at East Carolina Williams Arena at Minges ColiseumGreenville, NC W 67–56  11–11 (3–5)
February 10, 2010 7:00 PM Memphis FedEx ForumMemphis, TN L 70–76  11–12 (3–6)
February 13, 2010 4:00 PM Tulane UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 62–54  12–12 (4–6)
February 16, 2010 7:00 PM Houston UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 68–65  13–12 (5–6)
February 20, 2010 8:00 PM at Southern Miss Reed Green ColiseumHattiesburg, MS L 58–68  13–13 (5–7)
February 24, 2010 7:00 PM UAB UCF Arena • Orlando, FL L 49–53  13–14 (5–8)
February 27, 2010 7:00 PM Marshall Cam Henderson CenterHuntington, WV L 115–121  13–15 (5–9)
March 2, 2010 7:00 PM East Carolina UCF Arena • Orlando, FL L 66–68  13–16 (5–10)
March 6, 2010 3:00 PM at Rice Autry Court • Houston, TX W 66–59  14–16 (6–10)
C-USA Tournament
March 10, 2010 9:30 PM vs. SMU Bank of Oklahoma Center • Tulsa, OK W 69–53  15–16
March 11, 2010 10:00 PM vs. #25 UTEP Bank of Oklahoma Center • Tulsa, OK L 54–76  15–17
*Non-Conference Game. Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Postseason[edit]

Following the conclusion of the season, on March 15, 2010, Speraw was fired as head basketball coach. Speraw had amassed a 279-233 record over a 17-year stretch as the Knights head coach. On March 30, UCF announced current Marshall head coach, Donnie Jones, as the new UCF head coach.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c UCF vacated its 15 regular season wins from the 2009–10 season after it was discovered that there was an ineligible player on the team. The team's pre-sanctions record was 15–17 (6–10). The "official" record therefore stands as 0–17.
  2. ^ 2008-09 UCF Men's Basketball Season Schedule/Results & Leaders
  3. ^ UCF, NCAA investigation: Former UCF Athletic Director Keith Tribble responds to NCAA allegations
  4. ^ New coach Jones eyes big things for UCF

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