Florida Gators basketball releases complete 2011-12 non-conference schedule

By Adam Silverstein
August 3, 2011

Florida Gators basketball announced the team’s 2011-12 non-conference schedule on Wednesday. Florida will face six opponents who took part in the 2011 NCAA Tournament while also participating in four events scattered throughout the country – the Global Sports Shootout, Florida Citrus Sports Shootout, BIG EAST/SEC Challenge and Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.

“We’ve made it a practice to play a difficult non-conference schedule, and this is perhaps the toughest one yet,” head coach Billy Donovan said in an official school release. “That’s something that really helps prepare us for the NCAA Tournament. We’re also looking forward to playing games in front of our great fans from several different areas of Florida, and we host some exciting matchups on our home court, as well.”

Below is the official 2011-12 non-conference schedule:

AthleteCountrySport
Will Claye
USA
Track & Field
Triple jump
Kerron Clement
USA
Track & Field
400m hurdles
Arman Hall
USA
Track & Field
4x400m relay
Tony McQuay
USA
Track & Field
4x400m relay
Christian Taylor
USA
Track & Field
Triple jump
Andres Arroyo
Puerto Rico
Track & Field
800 meters
Gen. LaCaze
Australia
Track & Field
3000m s
5000m
Eddie Lovett
U.S. V.I.
Track & Field
110m hurdles
Kemal Mesic
Bosnia
Track & Field
Shot put
Shara Proctor
Great Britain
Track & Field
Long jump
L. Williams-Mills
Jamaica
Track & Field
4x400m relay
Stipe Zunic
Croatia
Track & Field
Shot put
Elizabeth Beisel
USA
Swimming
400m IM
Caeleb Dressel
USA
Swimming
100m free
4x100m relay
4x100m medley
Conor Dwyer
USA
Swimming
400m free
200m free
4x200m relay
Ryan Lochte
USA
Swimming
200m IM
4x200m relay
M. Costa-Schmid
Spain
Swimming
200m free
400m free
4x100m relay
4x200m relay
Mitch D'Arrigo
Italy
Swimming
200m free
4x200m relay
H. Luthersdottir
Iceland
Swimming
100m breast
200m breast
Corey Main
New Zealand
Swimming
100m back
200m back
Omar Pinzon
Colombia
Swimming
200m back
S. Rousseau
South Africa
Swimming
400m IM
200m fly
Solaeche-Gomez
Spain
Swimming
200m IM
Jan Switkowski
Poland
Swimming
200m fly
200m free
Rex Tullius
U.S. V.I.
Swimming
200m back
Dan Wallace
Great Britain
Swimming
200m IM
4x200m relay
Pawel Werner
Poland
Swimming
4x200m relay
Kelly Murphy
USA
Volleyball
Aury Cruz
Puerto Rico
Volleyball
Sandra Gal
Germany
Golf

SCHEDULE NOTES

» Donovan’s son, Billy Donovan, Jr., is a guard for Catholic University.
» Ohio State won the Big Ten Championship in 2010-11.
» Florida will play four games in the state of Florida but not in Gainesville.
» As OGGOA first reported on April 28, the Gators’ participation in the GSS is part of a five-team “tournament” featuring a collection of games played at different arenas.
» Florida will play in the FCSS for the second-straight season; UF lost to Central Florida in the series’ inaugural game at the Amway Arena last season.
» Twelve teams each from the Big East and SEC will each compete in the BIG EAST/SEC Challenge from Dec. 1-3.
» Transfer guard Mike Rosario will square-off against the team he left, Rutgers.
» It is the fourth-straight year the Gators will play a non-conference opponent on Jan. 3 (3-0) and second-straight year they will play one on New Years Eve day.

8 Comments

  1. SC Gator says:

    Ohio State won the Big East Championship last year?

    Well, if you say so then…

  2. Tractorr says:

    This is the hardest non-con schedule we have had in years. Hope all the young guys are up to it.

  3. GatorRx says:

    I know football season is closing in, but I’m pretty excited about hoops this year as well. The hard competition in OOC games will hopefully prep the guys for a good run through the SEC again.

  4. Ken (CA) says:

    Most of the rest was pretty much expected, but I don’t reemmber hearing anything about Arizona anywhere, when I saw that, my jaw dropped….hopefully 4 guards + patric can rock the world!

  5. Agreed, best schedule we’ve had in a very long time. All the road games against big teams like OSU and Cuse will greatly boost our RPI.

    I just don’t like that there are only 5 games at home before fall semester ends, and the FSU GAME IS RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. I’m gonna have to do all that I can to make sure most of the Rowdy Reptiles are back in town for that game, but we won’t be 100% that day. It’s FSU’s fault because they have some stupid tournament they are in during Thanksgiving. FSU always looking for an advantage. We’ll beat them anyways.

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