Tuesday August 27, 2013Women's Basketball Unveils 2013-14 Schedule
Head coach Amanda Butler unveiled the Florida women’s basketball team’s 2013-14 schedule, which is highlighted by games against 15 different teams that competed in the postseason last year.
The Gators, who compiled a 22-15 record last season and reached the semifinals of the postseason WNIT, have earned a postseason berth in all six years with Butler on the sideline.
The most up-to-day game times will be posted to www.gatorzone.com as soon as they are confirmed.
The Gators launch their 40th season of varsity competition on Fri., Nov. 8 playing host to Bethune-Cookman. That game will be the first of two Gator Basketball double-headers, the other on Nov. 21. The Nov. 8 game also is the first day of UF Homecoming activities, with the Gator Growl pep rally in Ben Hill Griffin Football Stadium beginning at 7 p.m.
QUOTING COACH BUTLER
“Our non-conference schedule is very tough for a reason, to prepare us for the Southeastern Conference and for the postseason. Each game was selected to help prepare us for the SEC, where we will be playing the best competition every night. The league schedule is going to be challenging in a significant way.”
2013 POSTSEASON TEAMS on Schedule
· NCAA (10): Florida State (Nov. 21), Penn State (vs. Nov. 30), St. John’s (NY) (Nov. 26), Georgia (Jan. 19, at Feb. 16), Kentucky (at Jan. 5, Feb. 9), LSU (at Jan. 12), South Carolina (at Feb. 23), Tennessee (at Jan. 23), Texas A&M (March 2), Vanderbilt (at Feb. 27)
· WNIT (5): Florida International (Dec. 21), Illinois State (vs. Nov. 29), Arkansas (Jan. 9, at Feb. 6), Auburn (Jan. 26), Missouri (Feb. 20)
The SEC schedule for women’s basketball is a single round robin with one permanent opponent and two random opponents resulting in a 16-game slate. The permanent opponents are: Alabama – Auburn; Arkansas – Missouri; Florida – Georgia; Kentucky – South Carolina; LSU – Texas A&M; Ole Miss – Mississippi State; and Tennessee – Vanderbilt. The random opponents will change annually. In 2013-14, Florida will play Arkansas and Kentucky in a home-and-home series.
The full SEC women’s basketball conference schedule can be viewed at www.SECdigitalnetwork.com.
SEC HOME GAMES
Mississippi State (Jan. 2), Arkansas (Jan. 9), Georgia (Jan. 19), Auburn (Jan. 26), Alabama (Jan. 30), Kentucky (Feb. 9), Missouri (Feb. 20), Texas A&M (March 2)
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
· 16 Home Games
· 15 Opponents Competed in the 2013 Postseason
· 2 Double-Headers (Nov. 8 vs. Bethune-Cookman and Nov. 21 vs. Florida State)
· 3 SEC Opponents with Home-and-Home Series: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky
WE BACK PAT
During the week of January 19-26, SEC member institutions will participate in the third annual “We Back Pat” Week. The week-long initiative is focused on bringing awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Additional information on the Foundation can be found at www.PatSummitt.org.
Season Tickets will go on sale September 10.
In addition to season tickets, Country 103.7 The Gator Gold Card is back for the 2013-14 season for just $60. Fans who purchase the Gold Card receive admission to all Volleyball, Women’s Basketball and Gymnastics home regular season events.
The all new Platinum Card for $100 grants fans admission to all Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics and Baseball home regular season events.
For all of the latest information on Florida women’s basketball:
Official Website: www.gatorzone.com/basketball/women
Twitter: @GatorZoneWBK and @CoachButlerUF