Details on UF basketball's date with Kansas


Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6:39 p.m.

Florida's SEC-Big 12 showdown with Kansas will tip at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the O'Connell Center and air on ESPN.

The Kansas game is the most anticipated of a strong UF non-conference schedule that includes Wisconsin, Florida State, Connecticut and Memphis. The Jayhawks, a traditional college basketball power, reached the Sweet 16. Though Kansas lost center Jeff Withey and guard Ben McLemore, the Jayhawks have added freshman swingman Andrew Wiggins, who is considered the consensus No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2013.

The game also will serve as a homecoming of sorts for Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid. The 6-foot-11 Cameroonian played last season at The Rock School in Gainesville and chose Kansas over the Gators and Louisville.

Kansas assistant Norm Roberts served on UF's staff as an assistant during the 2011-12 season. Roberts left in part for a better financial offer and in part to coach his son, Niko, who is a walk-on with the Jayhawks,

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