The Gators and the Canes will continue the rivalry, but no, not on the football field. ESPN announced Monday that Miami and Florida will battle each other on November 17th in Gainesville as part of the networks tip-off marathon. This provides a young Canes team a great challenge against a Gators program that is highly regarded.
Billy Donovan’s group is ranked 9th in early polls, while Jim Larranaga’s Canes start off the season unranked yet again. Despite the rankings, it should be a really fun environment inside the O’Connell center because who doesn’t love some Canes-Gators trash talk. Mark your calendars.
Here’s the full tip-off marathon schedule
2014 College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Schedule (subject to change)
Date Time (ET) Game Network Mon, Nov 17 7 p.m. No. 13 Baylor at No. 6 Kentucky women ESPN2 Miami at No. 9 Florida ESPNU 9 p.m. No. 1 Connecticut at No. 20 Stanford women ESPN2 11 p.m. No. 12 SMU at No. 15 Gonzaga ESPN2 Legends Classic: Detroit at No. 22 Oregon ESPNU Tue, Nov 18 1 a.m. Auburn at Colorado ESPN2 3 a.m. New Mexico State at Saint Mary’s ESPN2 5 a.m. High Point at Hawaii ESPN2 7 a.m. Iona at Wofford ESPN2 9 a.m. Northern Iowa at Stephen F. Austin ESPN2 11 a.m. Manhattan at UMass ESPN2 Noon Baylor at South Carolina ESPN 2 p.m. No. 5 Wichita State vs. Memphis (Sioux Falls, S.D.) ESPN 4 p.m. Utah at No. 20 San Diego State ESPN 6 p.m. College GameDay (Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis) ESPN Legends Classic: Toledo at No. 14 VCU ESPNU 7 p.m. State Farm Champions Classic (Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis): No. 18 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Duke ESPN 7:30 p.m. Marquette at Ohio State ESPN2 9:30 p.m. State Farm Champions Classic (Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis): No. 10 Kansas vs. No. 1 Kentucky ESPN 9:30 p.m. Texas Tech at LSU ESPN2