The biggest college basketball game of the season is happening this Wednesday, November 18th, at UCF’s CFE Arena. Not in terms of attendance or importance, but in terms of pure size.
If you haven’t heard yet, UCF’s Tacko Fall has been cleared to play by the NCAA. In recent weeks, the NCAA has been investigating his academics at Liberty Christian in Tavares, FL, where he played high school basketball. Tacko was a well sought out recruit last year- mainly because he has size like nobody else, at 7’6″ 270 pounds! Tacko has gained attention from many Knight fans, and was also recently discussed on ESPN by Scott Van Pelt with the hashtag #FreeTacko due to his academic ineligibility. The crazy thing is, Tacko is majoring in Engineering and had a 3.4 GPA while in high school! You would think the NCAA would praise an athlete like himself, and make him an example for many other student athletes. That was not the case originally, but it seems the tides have changed. Now that this is all over with, lets move on to basketball!
Wednesday night @7pm, UCF’s 7’6″ freshman center Tacko Fall will go up against UC Irvine’s 7’6″ junior center, Mamadou Ndiaye! The two tallest college basketball players will be battling it out down-low in a must watch game at the nations second largest university.
The Knights vs. the Anteaters, who will prevail?
Based on last year, this game will be an early test for UCF, as UC Irvine was a 12 seed in last years’ March Madness Bracket. UCF failed to make the tournament and struggled on the year going 12-18. Last years’ leading scorers BJ Taylor, and Adonys Henriquez, will be back. Newcomers including Tennessee transfer, AJ Davis, and the BIG MAN, Tacko Fall, will look to make a difference.
The big question is, how much will we get to see the nations tallest college basketball players on the court together?