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Florida schedules home and home with Oklahoma

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by OklahomaGator, May 19, 2020.

  1. OklahomaGator

    OklahomaGator Jedi Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    My OU friends sent me a text that we are going to Norman in December 2020 and OU will return to Gainesville in 2021. It was noted that we gave OU their largest home loss in their arena the last time we played them.
     
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  2. jmac83

    jmac83 GC Hall of Fame

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    Always good to see Lon Kruger return to Gainesville.
     
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  3. diamondted13

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    Is this separate from the Big 12/SEC challenge? If so, the possibility exists we could play them twice in a season.
     
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  4. gulfgator

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    Nice, like to see that. Plus the fact that it is a 2020 date.
     
  5. GatorLurker

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    Lon was a good coach and a good guy.

    But I think that in the long run we did better with Billy D.
     
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  6. GboroGator

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    Yes. Big 12/SEC challenge is normally in late January.
     
  7. OklahomaGator

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    We played OU a couple of years ago, so I don't think they would do it again.
     
  8. diamondted13

    diamondted13 GC Hall of Fame

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    We just played Baylor for the second time in 3 years. So I don't think rotating opponents is that much of a focus. I think we played OU 4 years ago so another matchup in the next couple years is a distinct possibility.
     
  9. BLING

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    Maybe, but they probably would try to avoid that knowing they were already on the schedule.

    Don't those "play twice in a season" out of conference games usually happen because of pre-season tournaments? I don't recall any Gator out of conference games being 100% on the schedule like that - though I'm sure it happens occasionally in the world of college basketball. The year we played Butler twice one of the games was a tournament final. I know this past season there were several teams we could have played twice because they were on the schedule AND they were in the Charleston Classic. So if an upset happened in Charleston, we theoretically could have played a couple of different teams twice. But I don't think we did last year.
     
  10. GatorPlanet

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  11. ApexNC

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    I bet tupac is excited for Coach Kruger's return to Gainesville!
     
  12. jmac83

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    Tupac? Oh, you mean CincinnatiGator. ;)
     
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  13. gogators73

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    Played there so recently. I just wish we’d go somewhere new like Gonzaga, UCLA, UNC, Duke, or Virginia.
     
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  14. DoctorGator

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    Duke doesn't do home-and-home. We went up there about 20 years ago just to say we did, but they wouldn't come to Gainesville. Screw 'em.
     
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  15. GatorLurker

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    Home and home with Texas makes more sense and we did that for a while in both basketball and women's volleyball.

    We did have a home and home with Michigan State. I'd like to see that renewed.

    We already have a home and home with an ACC school: FSU. I recall an additional home and home with NC State: winning at home and Chandler Parsons ripping their heart out on the road. And we play Miami off and on. That is enough from that conference.

    And didn't we beat a Wake Forest team on the road with Tim Duncan on December 3, 1994? They did come back to clobber us in the O'Dome the next season, though.
     
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