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Florida Vs. Catholic Game Thread: Gators Basketball Is Back, Kind Of

Sure, it's only an exhibition against Division III Catholic University (it's in D.C.), but the Florida men's basketball team is pIaying its first "game" of the season tonight at 7 p.m. in the O'Connell Center, meaning that it's really basketball season in Gainesville once more. Bradley Beal and Mike Rosario get their first action in Gators uniforms, and Florida coach Billy Donovan matches his squad against his son, Billy Jr., who is a sophomore with the Cardinals.

Here's what you need to know.

Tipoff Time

7:00 p.m. Eastern

TV and Streaming Information

This is the only game of the 2011-12 men's basketball season that won't be on some TV channel; if you have GatorVision, there's a GatorVision stream, but otherwise, you're stuck following on the radio or via GameTracker.

What to Watch For

Really? Just Florida not losing. But I'll be watching Beal's jumper and Erving Walker's command of the offense, and I'll have some quick thoughts when I get home; I'm not staying for all of the first half because of work, in all likelihood.

Game Thread Guidelines

Try to remember that, despite how emotional watching following a Florida game can be, there's no reason to be abusive. Rant, curse, or exult if you must, but keep the personal attacks to a minimum.