Gators part of hoops marathon


For the second straight year, Florida will be part of ESPN’s 24-hour of hoops Tip-Off marathon.

Florida will face Ohio State on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. The hoops marathon, from midnight Nov. 15 to midnight Nov. 16, also will feature three Florida opponents. Rider will face Drexel at 6 a.m. on ESPN, Kentucky will face Kansas State at 9 p.m. on ESPN and Syracuse will face an opponent to be determined at a time tbd in the Preseason NIT classic.

Florida will be looking to avenge a 93-75 loss to Ohio State last season at the O’Connell Center. That game also was part of the ESPN 24-hour college basketball marathon.

Here’s a breakdown of this year’s hoops marathon matchups from ESPN college basketball writer/analyst Andy Katz.