UConn, Kansas highlight Florida's non-conference schedule

Wednesday July 30th, 2014

The Florida men's basketball team will play Connecticut on Jan. 3 in a rematch of last season’s national semifinal game, the school announced

Connecticut beat Florida in both of the team's matchups last season, recording a 65-64 victory in December and a 63-53 win in the national semifinals. The second victory broke Florida’s school-record 30-game winning streak and sent UConn to the national championship game, which the Huskies won.

The team’s non-conference schedule also includes a road game Dec. 5 against Kansas, as part of the SEC-Big XII Challenge. Florida also plays in-state foes Miami (home, Nov. 17) and Florida State (away, Dec. 30).

“This difficult schedule will not only prepare our team for league and postseason play, it delivers a terrific lineup of marquee games for our fans,” said Mike Hill, UF’s executive associate athletic director for external affairs.

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The Gators will travel to Paradise Island, Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, which starts Nov. 26.  North Carolina, UCLA, Wisconsin, Georgetown, Butler, Oklahoma and UAB are the other teams scheduled to participate in the tournament. 

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