Gators’ Non-Conference Schedule Loaded with Home Games

Florida’s 13-game non-conference schedule is highlighted by an exciting nine-game home slate, as the team’s 2017-18 pre-Southeastern Conference schedule that was unveiled Wednesday.

The Gators play just one true road game and three neutral site contests during the schedule which is nearly the reverse of last year’s when the team began with a program-record 12-game road trip because of renovations to Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

The plethora of home games will give Gator fans a terrific opportunity to become acquainted with the 2017-18 Florida squad that features seven returning letterwinners, seven newcomers and a brand new coaching staff headed by Cameron Newbauer, who spent the previous four seasons at Belmont University guiding the Bruins to NCAA Tournament appearances the last two years.

Quoting Coach Cam

“We are excited to embark on the 2017-18 season and are fortunate to start out with a great number of our games at home. We have a lot of hard work and preparation in front of us before our opener on November 11th.

“Our non-conference schedule will presents us with a number of growth opportunities in competing against opponents with different styles of play. It is an extremely important portion of our season in that we need to gel quickly.

“We are posed with the challenge of facing six teams that competed in the postseason last year. In doing so, we believe our non-conference schedule will help prepare us for what we will face every night in the SEC.

“Both of the tournaments on our non-conference schedule will challenge us in a different fashion in that we will be playing on consecutive days. We play three games in three days in Savannah and then play back-to-back games during our home Gator Holiday Classic on December 20 and 21. We will really need to be mentally and physically focused in those events in order to compete with such a short turnaround time between games.”

Location, Location, Location

  • Nine of UF’s 13 non-conference games will be played at home, including the first three of the season which tips-off November 11 against Georgia State
  • The Gators will play just one true away game which is part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge with Florida playing at Oklahoma on December 3
  • UF will participate in the Savannah Invitational, November 21-23 and play Richmond, Savannah State and Stetson

2017 Postseason Opponents

  • Four games vs. 2017 NCAA Tournament teams (Chattanooga, Florida State, Ohio State and Oklahoma)
  • Two games vs. 2017 Postseason WNIT team (Jacksonville, Stetson)

Random Observations

  • Three in-state opponents on the schedule: Florida State, Jacksonville, Stetson
  • UF’s home event – the Gator Classic – will feature Chattanooga, St. Joseph’s (PA) and Princeton
  • First-time foes include Oklahoma and Marshall
  • Teams from eight different conferences comprise the non-SEC slate
  • Two Gator basketball home doubleheaders are set: December 6 when the women play Ohio State and the men Loyola Chicago; December 20 when the women host the first round of the Gator Classic (two games) and the men host James Madison

SEC Schedule Dates to Come Soon

  • First day of SEC games is scheduled for Sun., December 31
  • UF’s SEC home opponents: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt
  • UF’s SEC away opponents: Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina and Texas A&M
  • 2018 SEC Tournament will be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 28 – March 4

UF’s Home Game Ticket Information

Here’s how to secure SEASON TICKETS for the 2017-18 season:

  Jul. 27-Aug. 7 Renewal/Relocation window for 2016-17 courtside season-ticket holders
  Aug. 8-Aug. 11 Renewal/Relocation window for any 2016-17 season-ticket holders
  Aug. 14 Sales open to new season ticket holders


2017-18 Gator Women’s Basketball Season Ticket Pricing
  Season Single Game
General Admission $45 $5
Reserved Loge $75 N/A
Courtside $95 N/A
General Admission Youth (12 & under)   Free
UF Students w/ Gator1 ID   Free


Florida’s 2017-18 Schedule


Day Date Opponent Location
Sat. 11 GEORGIA STATE Gainesville, FL
Tue. 14 ARKANSAS STATE Gainesville, FL
Fri. 17 FLORIDA STATE Gainesville, FL
Tue. 21 vs. Richmond (1) Savannah, GA
Wed. 22 vs. Stetson (1) Savannah, GA
Thu. 23 vs. Savannah State (1) Savannah, GA
Tue. 28 JACKSONVILLE Gainesville, FL
Sun. 3 at Oklahoma (2) Norman, OK
Wed. 6 OHIO STATE (DH) Gainesville, FL
Sun. 10 MARSHALL Gainesville, FL
Wed. 20 CHATTANOOGA (3) (DH) Gainesville, FL
Thu. 21 SAINT JOSEPH’S (3) Gainesville, FL
Wed. 27 DELAWARE STATE Gainesville, FL
(1) Savannah Invitational – Savannah, Ga.

(2) Big 12/SEC Challenge – Norman, Ok.

(3) Gator Holiday Classic – Gainesville, Fla.


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