In preparation for the 2022-23 season, Florida will play “secret brawls” against Miami and Jacksonville, multiple sources told Swamp247.
The Gators are scheduled to host the Hurricanes at the Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O’Connell Center October 22 in a game that will provide a competitive atmosphere.
The Canes are coming off their best season in recent years with 26-11 overall and 14-6 against ACC opponents. Miami managed to make its way to the Elite Eight last season as it lost to national champion Kansas.
While the Canes have put on a great season overall, repeating that success could prove a reasonable challenge this year having lost two of their top four goals, including top scorer. Cameron McGustey, who averaged over 17 points per game in the 2021-22 season. Miami also lost its number 3 scorer, goalkeeper Charlie Moore. Moore who had experience playing for Cal, Kansas, DePaul and Miami in a collegiate sponsorship for five years, Moore averaged just over 12 points per game a year ago.
Florida’s second brawl will come on the road when you play in Jacksonville on October 29, the same day that Florida will face Georgia in soccer in the same city.
While Jacksonville will offer a less competitive opponent than the Miami Gators, it will be a chance for head coach Todd Golden for the Florida team to take on a school led by a former Florida employee, Jordan Menci.
Mincy, a 36-year-old coach from Memphis, Tennessee, served as an assistant to Gator from 2015-21 and got his first coaching opportunity for the 2021-22 season as his team went 21-10 overall and 11-5 in ASUN play.
Golden will coach his first game at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on Monday, November 7, against Stony Brook, who finished his season with a total number of 18-13.
The Gators are then scheduled to host Kennesaw State (November 11) and Florida Atlantic (November 14) before visiting Florida on November 18. KenPom ratings. Florida is scheduled to travel to Portland the following week where it will participate in a three-game Phil Knight Legacy event from November 24-27. The Nike-sponsored tournament will feature three games against Duke Stadium, Gonzaga, Oregon State, Portland State, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier, representing the toughest stretch of the Gators’ non-conference schedule and an early opportunity to earn some post-season. Appeal points.
Returning from the West Coast, the Gators will host state rivals Florida A&M (November 30) and Stetson (December 4) before welcoming the Yukon on December 7. The Gators, UConn is coming off a stellar season in which he won 23 of his 33 and is good enough to earn the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Championship.
Florida then has a pair of contests at the neutral location, with its game against Ohio in Tampa on December 14 followed by a visit to Charlotte on December 20 for the Jumpman Invitational, where they will face Oklahoma for the second year in a row.
Florida concludes its non-conference schedule with a Kansas State road game at the SEC/Big 12 Challenge On January 28. Kansas State He finished the 2021-22 season at number 61 in KenPom despite his 14-17 overall record. The match is part of the SEC / Big 12 Challenge. Wildcats expected to re-choice All-Big 12 moderator Marquis Noel (12.4 points per game, 5.0 assists per game) and junior Ish Masoud (6.8 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game) in 2022-23.