Live Blog: UCF vs. Illinois, Round 3

The University of Central Florida is in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament for the first time.

University of Central Florida forward Chad Brown goes up for a shot during a 68-58 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini at CFE Arena on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (Photo by Bryce Brimhall / New Day Review)

The student section is behind me. My ears. Goodbye.

This season, head coach Johnny Dawkins has entrusted A.J. Davis to be able to bring up the ball and run the offense. He’s called Davis the Knights’ most versatile player.

Watching Tacko Fall improve his offensive game is a thing of beauty. It was such a simple move, but it was so smooth and easy.

Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith is here. (I’ll embed the tweet as soon as Twitter uploads the photo. Just a tad bit more people here in CFE Arena tonight.)

CFE Arena will be blacked out tonight. The Knights will wear all-black uniforms for the first time at home this season.