GAINESVILLE -- Florida released the men's basketball team's tentative schedule for next season. In short, it's weak.
So far, the only major non-conference opponents the Gators play next season are Florida State and N.C. State. Florida plays Missouri-Kansas City on Nov. 30 in Orlando. The Gators take on Central Florida in Jacksonville on Dec. 20. There are four dates still to be announced so hopefully there's at least one exciting match-up mixed in there.
Luckily for South Florida Gators' fans, Florida visits Broward County as part of the Orange Bowl Classic on Dec. 28 and takes on Winthrop. That appears to be the best non-conference game of the schedule so far. Winthrop second-year coach Randy Peele led the Eagles to the NCAA Tournament last season.
The Gators return four starters but must replace Mo Speights, the 6-10 sophomore center who left school early for the NBA. Is anyone out there excited about any of these games? The biggest home games appear to be Georgia (Jan.28), Vandy (Feb.21), Tennessee (March 1) and Kentucky (March 7).
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