Florida basketball schedule: Gators’ complete 2019-20 slate finalized

By Michael Phillips
September 11, 2019
Florida basketball schedule: Gators’ complete 2019-20 slate finalized

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The Southeastern Conference this week announced its 2020 men’s basketball schedule, which in turn means Florida Gators basketball knows how its entire 2019-20 slate will look. Florida will tip off league play on Saturday, Jan. 4 when it hosts Alabama and close the season by hosting Kentucky on Saturday, March 7 live on CBS.

Following the opener, January includes visits to South Carolina, Missouri and LSU along with home dates vs. Ole Miss, Auburn and Mississippi State. That is in addition to the previously announced SEC/Big 12 Challenge game vs. Baylor on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Head coach Mike White’s squad has played a KenPom top-20 rated schedule his entire four years in Gainesville and will continue that trend in 2020 as it will face 12 opponents that competed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Gators will compete in four events — Charleston Classic, Naismith Hall of Fame Game, Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, SEC/Big 12 Challenge — in addition to its difficult league schedule.

Florida is expected to be a top 10 team when 2019-20 preseason rankings come out in the next few weeks.

Let’s take a look at the complete schedule.

DateGator BaitTime/ScoreTV/Rec.
11/1Embry (Exh.)W 80-57
11/9ElonW 74-611-0
11/14Florida StateW 71-552-0
11/18MilwaukeeW 81-453-0
11/22vs. CalW 80-604-0
11/24vs. Ohio StateW 71-685-0
11/28TroyW 84-456-0
12/1at OklahomaL 67-746-1
12/6Texas So.L 54-696-2
12/8North FloridaW 85-557-2
12/12vs. MarylandL 68-707-3
12/18vs. USFW 66-658-3
12/22Stony BrookW 87-629-3
1/5AlabamaL 70-839-4
1/8at AuburnL 73-859-5
1/12LSUL 58-649-6
1/15at So. CarolinaW 71-6310-6
1/19Miss. StateW 80-7211-6
1/22VanderbiltW 61-4212-6
1/24at Ole MissL 54-7012-7
1/26at TennesseeL 71-7812-8
1/29Oklahoma St.W 81-7213-8
2/2at MissouriW 66-6514-8
2/5Ole MissW 62-5715-8
2/9GeorgiaW 72-6316-8
2/12at KentuckyL 57-7816-9
2/15at Texas A&ML 55-5616-10
2/19AuburnW 63-6217-10
2/22ArkansasL 74-8217-11
2/26at GeorgiaW 84-7218-11
3/1at VanderbiltW 82-7819-11
3/5vs. KentuckyL 63-7119-12

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