UF men’s basketball team to play at Tampa’s Amalie Arena Nov. 21

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Florida Gators and Belmont University Bruins will square off in Tampa’s Amalie Arena on Monday, Nov. 21. This will be Florida’s first visit to the arena since 2012.

Belmont posted a 20-12 record last season and won the Ohio Valley Conference regular season title with a 12-4 league record. Television broadcast information and start time are forthcoming.

While the Gators’ home is undergoing a $64.5 million renovation that will turn Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center into essentially a brand new arena, the Gators are on the road for the bulk of their non-conference schedule. The game in Tampa is the team’s fourth game of the regular season.

Florida’s Mike White is entering his second season as head coach at UF. He has a 21-15 record. This year, Florida returns seven of its top eight scorers from last season, including SEC All-Freshman guard KeVaughn Allen, UF’s top returning scorer.

Allen averaged 11.6 points per game last season and posted 12.3 per game in SEC action. Center John Egbunu led the Gators in blocked shots (48), ranked second in rebounds (6.5) and third in scoring (11.5) last season. The Gators also added graduate transfer Canyon Barry, who averaged 19.7 points per game last season, along with redshirt freshman Keith Stone who spent last season developing his game and getting stronger in the weight room.

Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, Sept. 9, at 10:00 a.m. at the McDonald’s Ticket Office at the Amalie Arena, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. Order tickets by phone by calling (800) 745-3000.

Ticket prices are $15.00, $35.00, $85.00 and $110.00. Student tickets are available with a valid student ID for $9.25, in person only at the McDonald’s or the Amalie Arena ticket office. Each student can buy one ticket. Prices do not include facility fees or service charges.

Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com and the ticket office. Visit amaliearena.com or call (813) 301-2500 for more information.

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