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UF: Gators’ Men’s Basketball to Face Utah State at Orange Bowl Classic

Grad-transfer center Kerry Blackshear gives the Gators a proven and productive low-post presence the program has been looking for the last few seasons. Photo By: Tim Casey

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida returns to the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on Dec. 21 and will face Utah State at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. The Gators are 17-3 in 20 all-time appearances in the event

Utah State posted a 28-7 record in 2018-19 and earned an 8-seed in the NCAA Tournament after winning the Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament championships. The Aggies return four starters, including MWC Player of the Year and AP All-American Sam Merrill and MWC Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Neemias Queta.

This marks the 12th regular season game on UF’s regular season schedule against av2019 NCAA Tournament team, with the possibility of adding another at the Charleston Classic.

Florida State and USF will square off in the other game of the doubleheader event.

To purchase tickets, please contact the Orange Bowl ticket sales office at (305) 341-4701 or email tickets@orangebowl.org..

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