Florida unveiled a non-conference basketball schedule Tuesday that is both intriguing and challenging.
Mike White’s Gators will be playing games at traditional basketball schools UConn and Butler, and one in New York City against a Big East opponent in a Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame sponsored game.
The Gators also will be traveling for two tournaments — the Charleston Classic (Buffalo, UConn, Miami, Missouri State, Saint Joseph’s, Towson and Xavier) in November and the Orange Bowl Classic (opponent to be named later) in December.
The home non-conference schedule features games against North Florida, FSU, Towson, Marshall, Long Beach State and a Big 12 team in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
UF opens the season against North Florida on Nov. 5 and plays host to Florida State five days later, the day after the Gators play Vanderbilt in football in The Swamp. On Nov. 29, the day before the UF-FSU football game at Florida Field, the Gators play Marshall at Exactech Arena.
2019-20 Non-Conference Schedule
|Nov. 5||Tuesday||North Florida||Gainesville|
|Nov. 10||Sunday||Florida State||Gainesville|
|Nov. 17||Sunday||UConn||Storrs or Hartford, Conn.|
|Nov. 21||Thursday||*Charleston Classic||Charleston, S.C.|
|Nov. 22||Friday||*Charleston Classic||Charleston, S.C.|
|Nov. 24||Sunday||*Charleston Classic||Charleston, S.C.|
|Dec. 7||Saturday||at Butler||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|Dec. 17||Tuesday||^Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Game||New York, N.Y.|
|Dec. 21||Saturday||^Orange Bowl Classic||Sunrise, Fla.|
|Dec. 28||Saturday||Long Beach State||Gainesville|
|Jan. 25||Saturday||^SEC/Big 12 Challenge||Gainesville|
*Buffalo, UConn, Miami, Missouri State, Saint Joseph’s, Towson, Xavier
^Opponent to be announced
#Charleston Classic on-campus game