Florida Gators basketball’s 2013-14 schedule was officially announced on Tuesday.
The Gators are set to face seven opponents who took part in the 2013 NCAA Tournament while also participating in three events – the Big 12/SEC Challenge, Jimmy V. Classic and Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.
Florida will take on their permanent rival of Kentucky twice during the Southeastern Conference‘s 18-game schedule while also facing Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina and Tennessee twice each as part of the four-team annual rotation.
After opening the SEC slate at home, the Gators will play four of their next six games on the road before returning to Gainesville, FL, for a three-game homestand from Feb. 1-8. Florida then plays five of its next seven league games out of town before concluding the season with Senior Day against Kentucky on March 8.
UF will play three Super Tuesday games on ESPN and also be the visiting team when ESPN’s College GameDay rolls into Lexington, KY, on Feb. 15.
Florida will play three SEC contests on CBS, 16 total games on ESPN networks, two games on the syndicated SEC Network, two on FSN and one on CSS. Most of the non-conference game times and network affiliations have not yet been released.
Below is the official 2013-14 schedule with SEC games added:
|11/8 at 3:00 pm (SUN)||vs. North Florida||W 77-69|
|11/12 at 9:00 pm (ESPN2)||at Wisconsin||L 53-59|
|11/16 at 4:30 pm (SUN)||vs. Ark-Little Rock||W 86-56|
|11/18 at 7:00 pm (SUN)||vs. Southern||W 67-53|
|11/21 at 7:30 pm (SUN)||vs. MTSU||W 79-59|
|11/25 at 7:00 pm (FSF)||at Jacksonville||W 86-60|
|11/29 at 7:30 pm (ESPN2)||vs. Florida State||W 67-66|
|12/2 at 7:00 pm (ESPN2)||at UConn||L 64-65|
|12/10 at 7:00 pm (ESPN)||vs. Kansas||B12/SEC|
|12/17 at 9:00 pm (ESPN)||vs. Memphis (NY)||Jimmy V.|
|12/21 at 4:30 pm (FSN)||vs. Fresno St.||OBBC|
|12/29 at 3:00 pm (FSF)||vs. Savannah St.|
|1/4 at 3:00 pm (CSS)||vs. Richmond|
|1/8 at 7:00 pm (CSS)||vs. South Carolina||SEC|
|1/11 at 1:00 pm (ESPN2)||at Arkansas||SEC|
|1/14 at 7:00 pm (ESPNU)||vs. Georgia||SEC|
|1/18 at 4:00 pm (SECN)||at Auburn||SEC|
|1/23 at 7:00 pm (ESPN/2)||at Alabama||SEC|
|1/25 at 4:00 pm (ESPN2)||vs. Tennessee||SEC|
|1/30 at 7:00 pm (ESPN2)||at Miss. State||SEC|
|2/1 at 4:00 pm (SECN)||vs. Texas A&M||SEC|
|2/4 at 9:00 pm (ESPN)||vs. Missouri||SEC|
|2/8 at 12:00 pm (ESPN)||vs. Alabama||SEC|
|2/11 at 7:00 pm (ESPN)||at Tennessee||SEC|
|2/15 at 9:00 pm (ESPN)||at Kentucky||SEC|
|2/19 at 7:00 pm (FSN)||vs. Auburn||SEC|
|2/22 at 12:00 pm (CBS)||at Ole Miss||SEC|
|2/25 at 7:00 pm (ESPN)||at Vanderbilt||SEC|
|3/1 at 4:00 pm (CBS)||vs. LSU||SEC|
|3/4 at 7:00 pm (ESPNU)||at South Carolina||SEC|
|3/8 at 12:00 pm (CBS)||vs. Kentucky||SEC|
» Ten teams each from the SEC and Big 12 will each compete in the Big 12/SEC Challenge from Nov. 14-Dec. 21. It is the first year of the event’s existence following the cancellation of the SEC/Big East Challenge (2007-12).
» The Gators are competing in the OBBC for the 13th time in the last 14 years.
» UF has Thursday-Saturday back-to-backs in consecutive weeks on Jan. 23-25 and Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Head coach Billy Donovan will not be pleased with that.
» Florida will play three games on CBS for the first time since the 2009-10 season.