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Florida Gators' non-conference basketball schedule released

GAINESVILLE -- The University of Florida released its men's basketball team's non-conference schedule on Monday. Games against Xavier, Florida State, Michigan State, Rutgers or UMass, South Alabama, Syracuse and N.C. State will elevate the Gators' strength of schedule as well as increase tickets sales for home games.

Florida hosts Georgia Southern (Nov.18) and Troy (Nov.20) in the first two games of the Legends Classic before traveling to Atlantic City, N.J., for games against Michigan State and either UMass or Rutgers on Nov.28-29. In between, the Gators host in-state rival Florida State (Nov.24).

The Gators travel to Tampa for a neutral-site game against Syracuse on Dec.10 in the SEC/Big East Invitational. UF then travels to Sunrise for a game against Richmond at the BankAtlantic Center on Dec. 19 in the Metro PCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. 

Florida plays at N.C. State on Jan.3 before returning home to begin its Southeastern Conference schedule. The Gators will take a break from SEC play on Jan.13 for a home game against Xavier.

Date    Opponent                          Site                   
2       St. Leo University (Exh.)      Gainesville, Fla.
9       Webber International (Exh.)  Gainesville, Fla.
15      Stetson                              Gainesville, Fla.
18      Georgia Southern#              Gainesville, Fla.
20      Troy#                                 Gainesville, Fla.
24      Florida State                      Gainesville, Fla.
27      Michigan State/UMass 
         or Rutgers                          Atlantic City, N.J.
28      Michigan State/UMass 
         or Rutgers                          Atlantic City, N.J.

1       Florida A&M                      Gainesville, Fla.
4       Jacksonville                       Jacksonville, Fla.
10      Syracuse%                       Tampa, Fla.
19      Richmond@                      Sunrise, Fla.
22      South Alabama                 Gainesville, Fla.
28      American                         Gainesville, Fla.
30      Presbyterian                     Gainesville, Fla.

3       North Carolina State          Raleigh, N.C.

13      Xavier                               Gainesville, Fla.



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