On Saturday, UCF will close its home schedule with a marquee opponent and a ceremony to honor one of the program's most distinguished players of all time.
Senior forward Keith Clanton will go out as UCF's all-time career leader in blocks, rebounds and games played. He will do so against a Memphis team ranked No. 17/19 by national polls. The question is whether that is enough to attract a larger crowd than has been on hand for most of the Knights' game this seasons.
Attendance has dipped this year, with a number of reasons and explanations offered as to why -- marketing and the program's postseason ban come up most often.
I asked on Twitter what fans thought about this final home game, and it seemed an apathy remained despite a relatively attractive way to end the home slate at UCF Arena. Here are some of the responses on Twitter.
@rakoci: @osknights fans just aren't that excited about this season, plus it's spring break
@EpicEpstein: @osknights I think most people might be "over" this season and not even realize there is a game this weekend. Average crowd
@Dgyn14: @osknights problem is spring break. I think best in non student support, but student section won't be as good as it should be.
@realtyoptimist: @osknights I'm going to be there, and I hope plenty of other folks are there too. Go Knights!
@fly1ngsc0tsman @osknights USF, Miami, and Marshall games didn't draw very well. Memphis game might be highest of season, but not by much
RT @JCCarnz: @osknights Think the day and time should help with getting a sizable crowd. Clanton deserves it. It's also last chance to see Sykes this yr.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.