Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  By CHRIS HARRY  |  Last updated 8/20/13
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Gators will open the upcoming Southeastern Conference basketball season at home Jan. 8 against South Carolina and end it two months later at home March 8 against Kentucky. The SEC released its schedule Tuesday, thus putting the finishing touches on the Gators' 2013-14 slate, which looms as one of the most attractive, competitive and, yes, difficult in program history. Again. UF, which went 29-8 and advanced to the Elite Eight for a third straight year, gets its usual two games against Kentucky (with its top-rated recruiting class) and two against Tennessee (which already is being hailed as a top 20 team by many). There's also a trip to Arkansas (for a third straight year), plus one to Ole Miss (which upset the Gators in the SEC Tournament title game). The Feb. 4 game against Missouri at the O'Connell Center, Feb. 11 contest at Tennessee and Feb. 25 trip to Vanderbilt will be 9 p.m. tip-offs as part of ESPN's Super Tuesday pact with the SEC. UF will play three times on CBS, including a high-noon showdown against Kentucky in the final home game of the year. The 18-game SEC schedule will follow a 13-game non-conference slate that includes road games at Wisconsin and Connecticut, home dates against Kansas and Florida State, plus a neutral site meeting with Memphis at Madison Square Garden in the Jimmy V Classic. UF will open the season Nov. 8 at home against North Florida, a Friday game that will likely precede Gator Growl on the eve of the football team's homecoming date against Vanderbilt. The schedule (starting times to be determined unless noted): Nov. 1: Florida Southern (exhibition game), TBA Nov. 8: North Florida, TBA Nov. 12: at Wisconsin, 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Nov. 16: Arkansas Little-Rock, TBA Nov. 18: Southern, TBA Nov. 21: Middle Tennessee State, TBA Nov. 25: at Jacksonville, TBA Nov. 29: Florida State, TBA Dec. 2: at Connecticut, TBA Dec. 10: Kansas (Big 12-SEC Challenge), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Dec. 17: vs. Memphis (Jimmy V Classic), New York, 9 p.m. (ESPN) Dec. 21: vs. Fresno State (Orange Bowl Classic), Sunrise, Fla., TBA Dec. 29: Savannah State, TBA Jan. 4: Richmond, TBA Jan. 8: South Carolina, 7 p.m. (Comcast Sport Southeast) Jan. 11: at Arkansas, 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Jan. 14: Georgia, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) Jan. 18: at Auburn, 4 p.m. (SEC Network) Jan. 23: at Alabama, 7 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2) Jan. 25: Tennessee, 4 p.m. (ESPN2) Jan. 30: at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Feb. 1: Texas A&M, 4 p.m. (SEC Network) Feb. 4: Missouri, 9 p.m. (ESPN) Feb. 8: Alabama, noon (ESPN) Feb. 11: at Tennessee, 9 p.m. (ESPN) Feb. 15: at Kentucky, 9 p.m. (ESPN) Feb. 19: Auburn, 7 p.m. (Fox Sports Net) Feb. 22: at Ole Miss, noon (CBS) Feb. 25: at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. (ESPN) March 1: LSU, 4 p.m. (CBS) March 4: at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) March 8: Kentucky (Senior Day), noon (CBS) March 12-16: SEC Tournament (Atlanta)
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