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Florida men's basketball's 2016 SEC schedule released: Senior Day vs. Kentucky again

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The Gators will have another chance to close the O'Dome on Senior Day against a young batch of Wildcats.

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The 2016 SEC men's basketball schedules were released Wednesday night in conjunction with an SEC Network special, and so now we know the entirety of Florida's regular-season schedule for 2015-16.

Florida will play home-and-home games with Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, and Vanderbilt. Over their remaining eight SEC games, Florida will host Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, and Mississippi State, and travel to Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.

Four of those five home-and-home series will come against programs with at least one NCAA Tournament appearance in the last two years. (Vanderbilt, the only team of the quintet without one, last made the NCAA Tournament in 2012.)

And the Gators will conclude their home schedule with Kentucky, getting a Senior Day game against the Wildcats despite the program's reduced national profile in the wake of Billy Donovan's departure for the NBA.

Florida previously revealed its non-conference schedule, highlighted by a trip to East Lansing to take on 2015 Final Four participant Michigan State, in early July.

Florida Gators 2015-16 Men's Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Location Notes
November 13, 2015 Navy Annapolis, MD Veterans Classic
November 15, 2015 North Carolina A&T Gainesville, FL Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament
November 21, 2015 Saint Joseph's Uncasville, CT Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament
November 22, 2015 Purdue OR Old Dominion Uncasville, CT Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament
November 25, 2015 Vermont Gainesville, FL Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament
November 27, 2015 Florida Gulf Coast Gainesville, FL First meeting since 2013 Sweet Sixteen
December 1 , 2015 Richmond Gainesville, FL Last meeting: UF won 67-58 in 2014
December 8 , 2015 Miami Coral Gables, FL Miami snapped O'Dome streak last fall
December 12, 2015 Michigan State East Lansing, MI First trip to East Lansing since 2000
December 19, 2015 Oklahoma State Sunrise, FL Orange Bowl Classic
December 22, 2015 Jacksonville Gainesville, FL Florida is 30-5 all time vs. Dolphins
December 29, 2015 Florida State Gainesville, FL Gators won last three vs. FSU in O'Dome
January 2, 2016 Georgia Gainesville, FL Gators opened SEC play vs. UGA in 2012-13
January 6, 2016 Tennessee Knoxville, TN White turned down UT job in 2014
January 9, 2016 LSU Gainesville, FL Hill (UF), Simmons (LSU) from Montverde (FL)
January 12, 2016 Texas A&M College Station, TX Aggies were White's last victim at La. Tech
January 16, 2016 Mississippi Oxford, MS White's first game vs. alma mater
January 19, 2016 Mississippi State Gainesville, FL Gators' last home loss in series: 2008
January 23, 2016 Auburn Gainesville, FL Florida's 2015 win moved Gators to 3-0 in SEC
January 26, 2016 Vanderbilt Nashville, TN Memorial Gym is stupid
January 30, 2016 West Virginia Gainesville, FL SEC/Big 12 Challenge
February 3, 2016 Arkansas Gainesville, FL Gators won 2015 meeting on Frazier FTs
February 6, 2016 Kentucky Lexington, KY UF is 1-5 vs. Calipari-led UK at Rupp
February 9, 2016 Mississippi Gainesville, FL White was Kennedy assistant from 2009-11
February 13, 2016 Alabama Gainesville, FL First meeting vs. Avery Johnson
February 16, 2016 Georgia Athens, GA Dawgs handed Gators' first SEC loss in '15
February 20, 2016 South Carolina Columbia, SC Gators have won last four in Columbia
February 23, 2016 Vanderbilt Gainesville, FL Gators took ugly 50-47 home win in '15
February 27, 2016 LSU Baton Rouge, LA Florida's fastest '14-'15 game: L at LSU
March 2, 2016 Kentucky Gainesville, FL UF won last Senior Day meeting vs. UK, 84-65
March 5, 2016 Missouri Columbia, MO Gators' first non-UK season finale since 2011