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Billy Donovan calls Gators' non-conference schedule among toughest ever



As part of his continuning effort to play a tough, non-conference schedule, Florida coach Billly Donovan has his Gators facing five NCAA Tournament teams from last year and the much-anticipated game against Georgetown on a U.S. Navy ship in Jacksonville.

“This is as challenging a non-conference schedule as we’ve had during my tenure at Florida,” Donovan said. “We’ve made deep runs in the NCAA Tournament each of the last two years and a schedule like this helps expose us to a number of different styles of play that we could see later in the season, and also does a great job preparing us for SEC play.”

The schedule also includes a game in Tampa against Middle Tennessee

Here is the 2012-13 non-conference schedule:

Nov. 1 - Nebraska-Kearney (Exh.), Gainesville

Nov. 9 - Georgetown, Jacksonville

Nov. 11 - Alabama State, Gainesville 

Nov. 14 - Wisconsin, Gainesville

Nov. 18 - Middle Tennessee, Tampa 

Nov. 20 - Savannah State, Gainesville

Nov. 23 - UCF, Gainesville

Nov. 29 - Marquette, Gainesville

Dec. 5 - Florida State, Tallahassee

Dec. 15 - Arizona, Tucson 

Dec. 19 - Southeastern Louisiana, Gainesville 

Dec. 22 - Kansas State, Kansas City 

Dec. 29 - Air Force, Sunrise 

Jan. 6 - Yale, New Haven, Conn.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:52pm]


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