Florida Gators release SEC schedule for men’s basketball

Florida men’s basketball season is coming in hot and the SEC released the schedule for all teams.

The Florida Gators are looking to flip the switch after a mediocre 16-17 finish with early exits in the SEC tournament (thanks to an overtime loss to Miss State) and National Invitational Tournament (thanks to a beatdown from the UCF Knights).

The season tips off at the O’Connell Center on Nov. 6 with a contest against Loyola, but the SEC slate begins when the arch-nemesis Kentucky Wildcats invade the Swamp on Jan. 6. It will be the first time for  Kentucky and Florida to face off in the conference opener since 1998.

Florida takes a road to Lexington at the end of the month (Jan. 31) to end the season series with the Wildcats.

Check out the social media post with members of the Florida Gators revealing their schedule.

Marquee weekend matchups at the O’Dome include a bout with the Arkansas Razorbacks on Jan. 13, and the Georgia Bulldogs will visit Gainesville on Jan. 27. The following month’s opponents include a visit from the Auburn Tigers on Feb. 10 and the Vanderbilt Commodores will invade Gainesville on Feb. 24.

The Gators will cram a two-game series with both Vanderbilt and Alabama within the final three weeks of the season, including the home finale with the Crimson Tide and the season finale with the Commodores.

The SEC tournament begins on March 13 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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