Gators to Appear Seven Times on National Television

A total of seven University of Florida women’s basketball games have been selected to air nationally on the ESPN family of networks, the Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday.

The Gators are set to play in five nationally televised home games at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, their most since the 2014-15 season.

In addition to the seven matchups that will air nationwide, all of UF’s home games and remaining SEC games will be streamed live on SEC Network+.

With the announcement, UF’s 2019-20 schedule is now complete with tip times. For the full schedule click here.

Among the games selected for national broadcast are six league tilts along with one non-conference matchup. Five of the games will air on the SEC Network along with two on ESPNU.

UF’s SEC Network schedule includes home matchups vs. Mercer (Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. ET), Georgia (Sunday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. ET) and Arkansas (Sunday, Feb. 23, 4 p.m. ET) and away games at Texas A&M (Sunday, Jan. 19, 4 p.m. ET) and Kentucky (Sunday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. ET).

Both of UF’s ESPNU games will be played in Gainesville including its SEC home opener vs. Vanderbilt (Sunday, Jan. 5, Noon) and the following Sunday vs. Kentucky (Jan. 12, Noon).

Fans can also catch UF’s SEC opener at Mississippi State (Thursday, Jan. 2) and its conference finale at Georgia (Sunday, March 1) on the national stage as both games will be featured as part of the SEC Network’s whip-around coverage. All games on these two days can be seen in their entirety on SEC Network+. 

Each season since the launch of the SEC Network in 2014, Florida has played at least seven nationally televised regular season games.

Florida’s 2019-20 SEC Television Schedule
SEC NetworkTues., Dec. 177:00 PMMercerFlorida
ESPNUSun., Jan. 5NoonVanderbiltFlorida
ESPNUSun., Jan. 12NoonKentuckyFlorida
SEC NetworkSun., Jan. 194:00 PMFloridaTexas A&M
SEC NetworkSun., Feb. 21:00 PMFloridaKentucky
SEC NetworkSun., Feb. 91:00 PMGeorgiaFlorida
SEC NetworkSun., Feb. 234:00 PMArkansasFlorida

UF welcomes back eight returners including starting point guard Kiki Smith and several key rotational players highlighted by Danielle Rainey (9.5 points per game in SEC play) and Zada Williams (team-best .476 field goal percentage). In addition to the veteran experience making its way back to the Swamp, the Gators also feature a talented freshmen class which earned a four-star rank from ProspectsNation and was slotted as the nation’s No. 26 overall recruiting class by the same publication. Lavender Briggs, who became the first player in program history to suit up for the Jordan Brand Classic back in April, headlines the group of newcomers. 

Anticipation continues to build as the team held its first practice and annual Media Day last week.

The Gators kickoff their 2019-20 campaign Wednesday, Oct. 30 when they host Valdosta State for an exhibition matchup at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

Season tickets are on sale now with packages starting as low as just $45. Click here for more information on 2019-20 Florida women’s basketball tickets.

2020 SEC Tournament Television Schedule
SEC NetworkWed., March 411 AMNo. 13No. 12
SEC NetworkWed., March 4No. 14No. 11
SEC NetworkThurs., March 5NoonNo. 9 No. 8 
SEC NetworkThurs., March 5Game 1 winner No. 5
SEC NetworkThurs., March 56:00 PMNo. 10No. 7
SEC NetworkThurs., March 5Game 2 winnerNo. 6
SEC NetworkFri., March 6NoonGame 3 winnerNo. 1
SEC NetworkFri., March 6Game 4 winnerNo. 4
SEC NetworkFri., March 66:00 PMGame 5 winnerNo. 2
SEC NetworkFri., March 6Game 6 winnerNo. 3
ESPNUSat., March 75:00 PMSemifinal 1
ESPNU    Sat., March 7Semifinal 2
ESPN2Sun., March 82:00 PMChampionship

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