UF MBB: Gators Learn SEC Opponent Assignments

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida men’s basketball learned its conference opponent assignments, announced by the Southeastern Conference on Wednesday. The Gators will face Auburn and Ole Miss twice in addition to their permanent rivalry series vs. Georgia, Kentucky and Vanderbilt.

Dates, times and television information will be announced at a later date.

For its one-time regular season opponents, Florida will host Alabama, Arkansas, LSU and Mississippi State and visit Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

The Gators strong home schedule for the 2021-22 season also includes previously announced non-conference dates vs. Florida State (Nov. 14) and Oklahoma State (Jan. 29).

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This will mark the Gators’ first regular season home-and-home series vs. Auburn since 2014, when Florida swept a pair of close finishes against the Tigers. Ole Miss has been a more common rotational assignment for the Gators under the current SEC scheduling format. The teams split their most recent series in 2020 with the home team taking both meetings. Previously, UF swept the series vs. Ole Miss in 2016 after the Rebels did so in 2015.

Trips to Knoxville also continue to be a regular part of the Gators’ schedule, as Florida will play at Tennessee for the fifth straight season. The meeting vs. LSU will be the third straight in that series to take place in Gainesville after the Baton Rouge end of last season’s scheduled series was canceled due to COVID-19.

Florida’s home date with Alabama will mark the first time the Crimson Tide return to Gainesville since the Gators’ double-overtime win, 104-98, on Jan. 4, 2020, in which UF rallied from 21 points down to win the game.

Home and Away: Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt
Home Only: Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State
Away Only: Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M

SEC Home Opponents: Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt
SEC Away Opponents: Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt

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