Florida basketball’s complete 2011-12 schedule

By Adam Silverstein
September 19, 2011

Florida Gators basketball on Monday announced the times for all of the team’s non-conference games this season, officially completing the 2011-12 schedule. In non-conference action, Florida will face six opponents who took part in the 2011 NCAA Tournament; it will also participate in four events scattered throughout the country – the Global Sports Shootout, Florida Citrus Sports Shootout, BIG EAST/SEC Challenge and Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.

During non-conference and Southeastern Conference competition combined, the Gators will play 18 games on national television including the conference’s season finale.

Below is the team’s complete 2011-12 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
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» 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.
» Florida will face two pairs of SEC opponents in three-day spans. The Gators will go to Ole Miss on Jan. 26 before playing Mississippi State at home on Jan. 28 and will host South Carolina on Feb. 2 before Vanderbilt comes to town on Feb. 4.
» UF will play nine games in February (28 days) but compete just seven times in January (31 days). The Gators usually play seven games in February and have not played more than eight since at least the 1998-99 season.
» Florida’s will face Kentucky on Senior Day, a game that is also the SEC’s final regular season contest of the season.
» This will be the first SEC regular season without the conference utilizing divisions. Nevertheless, the Gators will play their traditional SEC East opponents twice (home-and-home) and SEC West opponents once.
» Florida has a three-game conference home stretch from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4 and never plays more two consecutive games on the road (Feb. 14 and 18, Feb. 25 and 28).
» The 2011 SEC Tournament will take place from March 8-11 in New Orleans, LA.

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