Florida Gators basketball announced the team’s 2011-12 schedule on Thursday. In non-conference action, 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.
During Southeastern Conference competition, the Gators will play 11 games on national television including the conference’s season finale.
Below is the team’s complete 2011-12 schedule:
|11/6 at 7:00 pm (SECN+)||vs. Barry (Exh.)||EXH.|
|11/14 at 6:00 pm (SECN)||vs. William & Mary|
|11/17 at 7:00 pm (ESPNU)||vs. Miami|
|11/21 at 8:00 pm (SECN)||vs. La.-Monroe|
|11/26 at 9:30 pm (AXS)||vs. Georgetown||B4A|
|11/27 at TBD (TBD)||Wisconsin or UAB||B4A|
|11/28 at TBD (TBD)||vs. TBD||B4A|
|12/5 at 9:00 pm (ESPN)||at Kansas||SEC-Big 12|
|12/8 at 7:00 pm (SECN)||vs. Yale|
|12/12 at 7:00 pm (SECN)||vs. Texas So.|
|12/14 at 4:00 pm (FSN)||vs. Jacksonville|
|12/20 at 5:00 pm (FSN)||vs. Wake Forest||OBBC|
|12/30 at 7:00 pm (ESPN2)||at Florida State|
|1/3 at 2:00 pm (CBS)||vs. UConn|
|1/7 at 7:00 pm (SECN)||at So. Carolina||SEC|
|1/10 at 7:00 pm (FSN)||vs. Miss. State||SEC|
|1/15 at 7:00 pm (ESPN/2)||vs. Auburn||SEC|
|1/17 at 2:00 pm (CBS)||at Georgia||SEC|
|1/20 at 7:00 pm (ESPN)||vs. LSU||SEC|
|1/24 at 8:00 pm (SECN)||at Ole Miss||SEC|
|1/27 at 9:00 pm (ESPN)||at Alabama||SEC|
|1/31 at 1:00 pm (CBS)||vs. Arkansas||SEC|
|2/3 at 9:00 pm (ESPN)||at Vanderbilt||SEC|
|2/7 at 9:00 pm (ESPN)||vs. Kentucky||SEC|
|2/12 at 7:00 pm (ESPN/2)||vs. Ole Miss||SEC|
|2/14 at 6:30 pm (SECN)||at Texas A&M||SEC|
|2/18 at 7:00 pm (SECN)||vs. Vanderbilt||SEC|
|2/21 at 1:00 pm (CBS)||at LSU||SEC|
|2/24 at 9:00 pm (ESPN)||at Missouri||SEC|
|2/28 at TBD (ESPN/2)||vs. Tennessee||SEC|
|3/3 at 9:00 pm (ESPNU)||vs. Texas A&M||SEC|
|3/7 at 2:00 pm (CBS)||at Kentucky||SEC|
» 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 appear on national television at least 13 times this season.
» The Gators will face two pairs of SEC opponents in three-day spans. Florida 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.