Florida basketball set to face Kansas, Memphis

By Adam Silverstein
May 2, 2013

Updated on May 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Florida Gators basketball’s 2013-14 non-conference schedule is taking shape after information was released this week about opponents for the upcoming season.

It has been confirmed that Florida will take on Kansas for the first time since 2006 as part of the inaugural SEC-Big 12 Challenge. KU will travel to Gainesville, FL on Dec. 10, 2013 for what is sure to be a fantastic showdown.

According to CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman, UF will also face Memphis at the 2013 Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY on Dec. 17.

The UF website announced on Friday that the Gators will play a road game at Connecticut on Dec. 2. It is the first time the teams have squared off since 1994.

It has long been known that Florida will finish off a home-and-home series with a road game at Wisconsin, host Florida State and Richmond, participate in the 2013 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic (Sunrise, FL) against an unsigned opponent, and take part in a five-team round robin called the Global Sports Challenge that includes Arkansas Little-Rock, Middle Tennessee State, North Florida and Southern.

Below is the non-conference schedule as of press time:

Nov. 8 vs. North Florida
TBA at Wisconsin
Nov. 16 vs. Arkansas Little-Rock
Nov. 18 vs. Southern
Nov. 21 vs. Middle Tennessee State
Nov 25 at Jacksonville
Nov. 29 vs. Florida State
Dec. 2 at UConn
Dec. 10 vs. Kansas
Dec. 17 vs. Memphis (New York, NY)
Dec. 21 vs. TBA (Sunrise, FL)
Dec. 29 vs. Savannah State
Jan. 4 vs. Richmond

Florida will be adding additional games to its non-conference schedule in the near future, so stay tuned for updates.

4 Comments

  1. Michael Jones says:

    That’s awesome. More than ever these days, IT’S GREAT, TO BE, A FLORIDA GATOR!!!

  2. Ken (CA) says:

    MTSU must be getting good money because other than helping their RPI, they have to be getting depressed playing us.

    My dad went to KU, I mentioned to him it sounded like we would be playing them next year, and maybe even at the Allen Fieldhouse, and even at home he has already written them off, thinks they will get hammered with all the seniors that are gone. I’m not so sure about that, they have a lot of talent, but at home I think it will be a blowout candidate, even though the way to early Bracketology predicts them as a 3 seed and us as a 5 seed….if we end any lower than a 2 next year i will be stunned. I think we will definitely be a top 4 team and possible candidate for overall #1. UK is going to have a lot of talent, but look where that took them this year..it can be hit or miss as to whether they have the chemistry to get it done.

    • Michael Jones says:

      I doubt that MTSU is overly depressed about playing us. . or scared. We better be ready to play against them or they’ll take us down just like they often do to other major conference programs.

      We look okay on paper, but everything you said about UK is true about us, too. There’s looking good on paper, and then there’s playing the game. 2 different things.

  3. Donnie W says:

    Next year we will finally have competent bigs that play there position in text book form. Dorian Finley-Smith is going to be a game changer for us. Hopefully the gaurd play pans out. I know that wilbieken returns but I have this feeling we could see Hill start as he appears that good. And FrazierIII could be lighting next year. He really found himself at the end of the season. This could be a huge year for basketball yet again. And also be like 06 with basketball setting the tone for multiple tittles by both the football squad (2014) and basketball 2015-15

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