UF schedule set

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The SEC released its full men’s basketball schedule this afternoon, meaning Florida’s 2009-10 slate is now set.

Florida will open SEC play on Jan. 9 at Vanderbilt and close SEC play March 7 at Kentucky. Kentucky also will serve as the SEC home opener on Jan. 12 with a 9 p.m. tip at the O’Connell Center.

The new television deal with ESPN/CBS will bring increased national visibility to the Gators and the rest of the league. Of Florida’s 16 league games, 10 will appear on either CBS, ESPN or ESPN2.

Here’s a look at the full schedule, including SEC games.

November

2 St. Leo University (Exh.) Gainesville

9 Webber International (Exh.) Gainesville

15 Stetson Gainesville

18 Georgia Southern# Gainesville

20 Troy# Gainesville

24 Florida State Gainesville

27 Michigan State/UMass or Rutgers Atlantic City, N.J.

28 Michigan State/UMass or Rutgers Atlantic City, N.J.

December

1 Florida A&M Gainesville

4 Jacksonville Jacksonville

10 Syracuse% Tampa, ESPN, 9 p.m.

19 Richmond@ Sunrise

22 South Alabama Gainesville

28 American Gainesville

30 Presbyterian Gainesville

January

3 North Carolina State Raleigh, N.C.

9 at Vanderbilt, noon, ESPN2

12 Kentucky Gainesville, 9 p.m., ESPN

16 LSU, 8 p.m., FSN

21 at Arkansas, 9 p.m., ESPN2

23 South Carolina, 6 p.m., ESPN

27 Georgia, 7 p.m., CSS

31 at Tennessee, 1 p.m., CBS

February

4 at Alabama, 7 p.m., ESPNU

6 Mississippi State, 1:30 p.m., SEC Network

10 at South Carolina, 8 p.m., SEC Network

13 Xavier Gainesville

18 Auburn, 7 p.m., ESPN2

20 at Ole Miss, noon, CBS

23 Tennessee Gainesville, 9 p.m., ESPN

27 at Georgia, 4 p.m., SEC Network

March

2 Vanderbilt Gainesville, 7 p.m., ESPN

7 at Kentucky, noon, CBS

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