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Stephen C. O'Connnell Center

The Gators at Home

  • The Gators have won a school-record 32 straight in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center which began Nov.11, 2012. Florida has won 18 consecutive SEC home games and 24 non-conference home games in a row.
  • Florida did not lose a home non-conference game over a stretch of five seasons (1999-2003), and UF has home win streaks of 32 (current), 24, 20, 19 (twice), 17, 16, 13, 12 and 11 under Billy Donovan.
  • The Gators finished 17-0 at the O’Connell Center in 2013-14 and 15-0 in 2012-13. The team has gone unbeaten at home in a season (five or more games) five times, also in 2006-07, 1993-94 and 1960-61 teams.
  • For Florida’s 2014 SEC-opening win over South Carolina, a school-record 4,182 Rowdy Reptiles filled the student section at the O’Dome.
  • There was a record-breaking 12 sellouts during the 2013-14 season.
  • Florida finished 14-2 at home in 2011-12, winning its first 13 games of 2011-12. UF won its final six home games in 2010-11 for 19 consecutive wins overall at the O’Connell Center, tied for the fourth-longest streak in school history.
  • The two largest crowds in UF history came during the 2010-11 season (12,633 in a win over Kentucky, then 12,630 a week later in a win over Tennessee).
  • A record 226,815 fans passed through the turnstiles in 2007-08. ESPN Gameday also made its second visit to the O’Dome in 2007-08 to witness the Gators’ thrilling overtime win over Kentucky.
  • Daktronics installed four 12’ x 16’, video boards (10 mm resolution) in the O’Connell Center for the 2006-07 basketball regular-season, at a cost of $2.5 million. The project was unveiled on Dec. 20, 2006.
  • A $10 million state-of-the-art private basketball practice facility opened in October 2001. The two-story 47,505 square foot facility includes multiple practice gyms, a training room, weight room, locker room, coaches’ offices, conference rooms, equipment room, team lounge area and fi lm/video rooms with theatre style seating.
  • During the summer of 2011, the Stephen C. O’Connell Center underwent a reconfiguration of the lower level bleachers to improve patron flow and safety while reducing maintenance costs and preserving the O’Dome’s unique environment.
  • UF is currently in the fundraising phase of a $50 million renovation plan for the O’Connell Center.

Stephen C. O’Connell Center Firsts

First Game: Florida vs. East Tennessee, 72-54, Dec. 30, 1980
First Points: Vernon Delancy, Florida (12-foot jumper at 19:42)
First Foul: Tim Strawbridge, Florida (19:20)
First Assist: Vernon Delancy, Florida (19:19)
First Free Throw: Mike Moses (19:04)
First Dunk: Vernon Delancy (10:14)
First Technical: Gator Bench vs. Auburn, Jan. 10, 1981
First Three-Pointer: Joe Lawrence vs. Western Carolina, Dec. 2, 1986
First 100-Point Game: vs. Central Florida, 106-55, Nov. 24, 1984
First 30-point Game: Eugene McDowell (30), vs. Alabama, 86-77, Jan. 26, 1985
First Win: vs. East Tennessee, 72-54, Dec. 30, 1980
First SEC Win: vs. Auburn, 63-59, Jan. 10, 1981
First Loss: vs. LSU, 66-92, Jan. 3, 1981

 

Florida Basketball Home Courts

Site Capacity First Game Last Game Record Pct.
The Gym 1   Jan. 15, 1920 Feb. 26, 1927 18-6 .750
The New Gym 2   Jan. 6, 1928 Feb. 26, 1949 99-76 .562
Florida Gym 3 7,000 Jan. 7, 1950 Feb. 20, 1980 235-109 .689
Stephen C. O'Connell Center 11,548 Dec. 30, 1980 ----- 362-107 .772
Total       715-297 .707

1 Florida's first official gym was located just east of the stadium in the Murphree hall area
2 The "New Gym" which later housed the school of music
3 Alligator Alley which also housed the College of Physical Education and Health

 

Florida Basketball Home Records

Year Record Year Record Year Record Year Record
1915-16 0-0 1942-43 3-4 1967-68 10-1 1991-92 11-4
1919-20 0-0 1944-45 3-8 1968-69 10-1 1992-93 8-3
1920-21 0-1 1945-46 2-7 1969-70 6-4 1993-94 13-0
1921-22 3-0 1946-47 9-1 1970-71 9-5 1994-95 7-6
1922-23 1-0 1947-48 8-4 1971-72 7-5 1995-96 6-6
1923-24 4-1 1948-49 5-7 1972-73 8-3 1996-97 8-6
1924-25 2-1 1949-50 6-4 1973-74 8-3 1997-98 11-4
1925-26 4-1 1950-51 8-2 1974-75 9-4 1998-99 14-1
1926-27 4-2 1951-52 10-1 1975-76 9-4 1999-00 15-1
1927-28 1-8 1952-53 6-3 1976-77 7-4 2000-01 13-2
1928-29 5-5 1953-54 4-6 1977-78 5-4 2001-02 13-2
1929-30 2-0 1954-55 9-2 1978-79 3-8 2002-03 15-1
1930-31 5-3 1955-56 8-2 1979-80 5-6 2003-04 11-4
1931-32 3-3 1956-57 8-3 1980-81 5-6 2004-05 13-3
1932-33 4-1 1957-58 7-3 1981-82 3-7 2005-06 16-2
1933-34 6-1 1958-59 7-5 1982-83 8-6 2006-07 18-0
1934-35 3-4 1959-60 5-7 1983-84 10-4 2007-08 17-4
1935-36 2-3 1960-61 8-0 1984-85 8-4 2008-09 18-2
1936-37 4-5 1961-62 9-2 1985-86 16-1 2009-10 13-4
1937-38 5-3 1962-63 8-4 1986-87 11-1 2010-11 14-3
1938-39 5-1 1963-64 6-5 1987-88 13-2 2011-12 14-2
1939-40 8-2 1964-65 11-2 1988-89 9-3 2012-13 15-0
1940-41 2-1 1965-66 8-3 1989-90 5-7 2013-14 17-0
1941-42 4-5 1966-67 10-1 1990-91 6-6    

 

Overall: 747-297 (.716)
Most wins in a single season: 2006-07 (18)
Record in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center: 394-107 (.786)
Longest Home Win Streak: 32 games (November 2012-present)

 

Record Attendance

Season: 627,779 2006-07 40 games (15,694 avg.)
Season Home: 226,815 2007-08 21 games (10,801 avg.)
Home Average: 11,826 2006-07 18 games (212,866)
SEC Home Average: 12,244 2006-07 8 games (97,953)

 

Florida Home Game Winning Streaks

32 Nov. 11, 2012 to present
24 March 1, 2006 to Nov. 20, 2007 and ended Nov. 23, 2007 vs. Florida State
20 Jan. 25, 2005 to Feb. 4, 2006 and ended Feb. 8, 2006 vs. South Carolina
19 Feb. 2, 2002 to Feb. 25, 2003 and ended March 8, 2003 vs. Kentucky
18 Jan. 22, 1985 to Feb. 4, 1987 and ended Feb. 9, 1987 vs. Auburn
17 March 19, 2008 to Feb. 21, 2009 and ended March 1, 2009 vs. Tennessee
16 Feb. 4, 1967 to Feb 21, 1968 and ended Feb. 24, 1968 vs. Mississippi State
15 Nov. 26, 1993 to Dec. 10, 1994 and ended Dec. 21, 1994 vs. Jacksonville
15 Jan. 27, 2001 to Jan. 16, 2002 and ended Jan. 19, 2002 vs. Georgia
13 Jan. 29, 2000 to Dec. 30, 2000 and ended Jan. 17, 2001 vs. Georgia
12 Nov. 16, 1998 and ended February 6, 1999 vs. Ole Miss
11 Feb. 16, 1999 and ended January 18, 2000 vs. Tennessee
11 Feb. 11, 1987 to Jan.27, 1988 and ended Feb. 6, 1988 vs. Auburn
10 Jan. 12, 1940 to Dec. 12, 1941 and ended Dec. 15, 1941 vs. Alabama
10 Feb. 3, 1951 to Jan. 5, 1952 and ended Jan. 12, 1952 vs. Kentucky

 

Florida Non-Conference Winning Streaks

40 Nov. 16, 1998 vs. Georgia Southern and ended Dec. 10, 2003 vs. Maryland
28 Dec. 19, 2004 vs. Georgia Southern and ended Nov. 23, 2007 vs. Florida State
24 Dec. 22, 2010 vs. Radford to present
21 Dec. 20, 1983 vs. Biscayne and ended Dec. 19, 1988 vs. Miami
18 Nov. 27, 2007 vs. Stetson and ended March 24, 2009 vs. Penn State
17 Jan. 9, 1964 vs. Miami and ended Jan. 18, 1969 vs. Furman
16 Jan. 31, 1930 vs. Stetson and ended Jan. 15, 1934 vs. House of David
15 Jan. 13, 1955 vs. Miami and ended Jan. 16, 1958 vs. Miami
15 Jan. 6, 1939 vs. Southern and ended Dec. 13, 1944 vs. Cedar Key AAF

 

Top Attendance in UF History

  Opponent Attendance Date Result
1 Kentucky 12,633 2/5/2011 W, 70-68
2 Tennessee 12,630 2/12/2011 W, 61-60
3 Ohio State 12,621 12/23/2006 W, 86-60
4 Kentucky 12,618 1/12/2010 L, 77-89
5 Kentucky 12,614 3/4/2007 W, 85-72
6 Arkansas 12,609 2/23/2012 W, 71-54
6 Kentucky 12,609 2/4/2006 W, 95-80
8 Kentucky 12,604 3/8/2014 W, 84-65
9 Kentucky 12,602 3/6/2005 W, 53-52
10 Florida State 12,599 11/25/2005 W, 74-66
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