Originally written July 30, 2014 on Fox Sports Florida:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida basketball team won a school-record 30 in a row, went an unprecedented 21-0 against Southeastern Conference competition and lost just three games all last season. Two of those losses came against Connecticut, including a bitter defeat in the Final Four. 
The fact the Huskies were good enough to knock off one of UF all-time greatest teams twice proved them beyond worthy of the national championship they went on to win last April. 

And that should make a Jan. 3 rematch with the Gators at the O’Connell Center all the more lively. 

The UF-UConn showdown to start the calendar year -- and springboard the Gators into the SEC season -- will highlight the home portion of Florida’s 2014-15 non-conference schedule. The slate was released Wednesday and is yet another testament to Coach Billy Donovan’s willingness to challenge his team in preparation for conference play. 

Last year, Florida played a non-conference schedule rated among the most difficult in the...
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