Florida Gators basketball 2017-2018 SEC slate released

The SEC announced the conference matchup’s for the upcoming season on Thursday. The Florida program is heading into the 2017-2018 season with momentum from the successful elite 8 campaign this past season.

Florida gets a chance at Vanderbilt early on as the Gators open up SEC play against the Commodores at home on December 30th. Vanderbilt had the Gators number last year by beating them twice in the regular season and in the SEC tournament. Knocking off the Commodores to start the SEC slate would provide positive momentum moving forward.

Florida has home-and-home series against 4 programs: Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. The Gators will host Auburn, Arkansas, Mississippi State, and LSU at the newly renovated O’Connell Center. Florida will go on the road to play Texas A&M, Missouri, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.

Florida will close SEC play at home on March 3rd against Kentucky for senior night. The Gators had one of the best performances of the season at home against Kentucky last season and will look to have a similar showing against the Wildcats this season.

Here is a look at the Gator’s full SEC schedule. Florida home games are in bold


Dec. 30 Vanderbilt

Jan. 2   Texas A&M

Jan. 6   Missouri

Jan. 10 Mississippi State

Jan. 13 Ole Miss

Jan. 17 Arkansas

Jan. 20   Kentucky

Jan. 23 South Carolina

Jan. 30   Georgia

Feb. 3  Alabama

Feb. 7  LSU

Feb. 10 South Carolina

Feb. 14 Georgia

Feb. 17 Vanderbilt

Feb. 21 Tennessee

Feb. 24 Auburn

Feb. 27 Alabama

Mar. 3 Kentucky