Gators to play St. Bonaventure in Lakeland


Florida’s barnstorming non-conference schedule is continuing to take shape.

The Gators will play St. Bonaventure in Lakeland, according to a report from the Olean (N.Y.) Times Herald.

A time and date for the game has yet to be finalized, but it will take place at the 8.200-seat Lakeland Civic Center, which has served as the host site for the high school state basketball championships.

In addition, according to the Associated Press’ Mark Long, Florida will host Arkansas-Little Rock in its first game of the renovated O’Connell Center/Exactech Arena on Dec. 21. St. Bonaventure finished 22-9 overall and 14-4 in the Atlantic 10 last season.

UARL finished 30-5 last season and upset Purdue in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Here’s an updated look at UF’s non-conference schedule:

— Nov. 24-27, Advocare Tournament (field includes Miami, Iowa State, Seton Hall, Quinnipiac, Indiana State, Stanford).

— Dec. 6 vs. Duke (Jimmy V. Classic, New York City)

— Dec. 17 vs. Charlotte (Orange Bowl Classic, Sunrise)

— Dec. 21 vs. Arkansas Little-Rock

— Jan. 28 at Oklahoma

— tbd, St. Bonaventure (Lakeland Civic Center)