Florida has played in the event, which traditionally pits two in-state teams against non-conference foes shortly before or after Christmas, in every year since 2006, and holds a 14-2 all-time mark in Orange Bowl Classic games. The Gators have also won their last five games in the event, most recently defeating Wake Forest by a 63-50 count last December.
The Cowboys will be one of the better teams Florida has met in Sunrise. Travis Ford's program made the 2015 NCAA Tournament as a No. 9 seed despite an 18-13 record and a losing mark in Big 12 play, and lost to Oregon in a first-round matchup, but Florida hasn't played a team coming off an NCAA Tournament berth in the Orange Bowl Classic since 2011, when the Gators thumped 2011 NCAA Tournament participant Texas A&M by an 84-64 count.
Florida holds a 2-0 all-time record against Oklahoma State, but hasn't faced off with the Cowboys in the 15 years since Florida won an Elite Eight game in the 2000 NCAA Tournament to secure the second Final Four berth in school history.