UConn men's basketball's non-conference slate includes date with Florida

Published on Thursday, 22 October 2020 21:05
Written by NEILL OSTROUT

JOURNAL INQUIRER

The Gators are preparing to welcome the Huskies again.

The University of Florida men’s basketball team announced its non-conference schedule Wednesday, a slate that includes a Dec. 6 matchup with UConn in Gainesville, Florida. That game had been, and to some degree still is, in doubt because of Connecticut’s COVID-19 travel restrictions.

UConn leads the all-time series between the teams 3-1, and won 63-59 on Jan. 3, 2015, in its only previous trip to the UF campus.

UConn has won the last three matchups with the Gators, including a triumph in the 2014 Final Four. The Huskies’ only loss to Florida came in a 1994 NCAA Tournament in Miami.

The Huskies’ non-conference schedule, which has been thrown into flux due to the coronavirus, has not been announced but indications are it will include at least two games against in-state opponents, likely Sacred Heart and Central Connecticut State.

UConn is slated to play Dec. 2 and 3 at Mohegan Sun in a three-team event that includes BYU, USC and Vanderbilt - in something of a coincidence Florida will be there for a two-game event the week before.

The Huskies are also planning to play a 20-game Big East schedule in what will be their first campaign back in the conference they helped found in 1979.



Posted in Newington Town Crier, UConn on Thursday, 22 October 2020 21:05. Updated: Thursday, 22 October 2020 21:07.