Florida basketball schedule: Gators with three games on CBS Sports in 2018-19 season

By Adam Silverstein
October 11, 2018
Florida basketball schedule: Gators with three games on CBS Sports in 2018-19 season

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CBS Sports released its 2018-19 college basketball schedule on Tuesday, and the Florida Gators will open the season as one of of the network’s most prominently featured teams over the course of the campaign. In fact, Florida will play in the opening game of the CBS Sports slate when it hosts Michigan State on Saturday, Dec. 8. The game is set for a noon tip-off.

Moving into the Southeastern Conference slate, the Gators have two games scheduled to air live nationally on CBS — both on the road. Florida will play at Georgia on Saturday, Jan. 19 at noon and at Kentucky on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. The Gators will be the second-most prominently featured SEC team on the network behind the Wildcats.

After an exhibition against Florida Southern on Tuesday, Oct. 30, UF will open the season at Florida State on Tuesday,Nov. 6, a game the teams normally play at the end of the money. Florida will then participate in the 2018 Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas, where it will face Oklahoma, either Stanford or Wisconsin and a couple of other major programs in late November. The Gators then square off against West Virginia on Tuesday, Dec. 4 in the 2018 Jimmy V. Classic at Madison Square Garden.

A game against Florida Gulf Coast in Sunrise, Florida, in the 2018 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on Saturday, Dec. 22, and a home contest against Butler on Saturday, Dec. 29 complete the primary nonconference slate, one of the most difficult in program history. Florida will also hit the road to face TCU in the 2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Aside from the three games on CBS, all but one of Florida’s remaining games will air on the ESPN family of networks. The Orange Bowl Basketball Classic will be available on Fox Sports 2.

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