Conference: NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference
Home Games: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Conference Tournament Championships: Four
Mascot: Albert and Alberta Gator
Rivalries: Kentucky Wildcats, Florida State
All-Time Greats: Michael Frazier, Chris Walker, Devin Robinson, Justin Leon, Canyon Berry, Bradley Beal
Florida Gators Basketball Tickets
The Florida Gators' basketball team plays at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center located on the University of Florida campus. Since the 1950s, the men's basketball team has earned several championships, including conference championships, and played in the NCAA Final Four. During the school's reign as a prominent college basketball team in the SEC conference, several former Gators have gone on to play in the NBA, and the school has also had two former team members named as the SEC Player of the Year. The University of Florida Gators has significant rivalries with fellow southern Florida college Florida State and with the Kentucky Wildcats. Both teams are members of the SEC conference. In years past, SEC fans were accustomed to watching the two teams fight it out on the court as they dominated the conference, which created the fierce rivalry. Get your Florida Gators basketball tickets at StubHub to catch a game.
How big is the Exactech Arena at the O'Connell Center?
The Exactech Arena is located in the Stephen O'Connell Center on the campus of the University of Florida. The multi-purpose arena features 10,133 seats during basketball games. The primary purpose of the arena is to be the home arena for the men's and women's basketball games.
Where is the best place to sit during a Florida Gators basketball game?
The best place to sit at a Florida Gators' basketball game depends on how close you want to be to the action. If you want to be center court, there are plenty of ticket options that will allow you to sit in the middle of the action. If you want to sit right behind the Gators basketball team, you should look for tickets in section 23. If you're attending a Gators game to see the visiting team, you can sit right behind them when you choose a seat in section 29. The student section of the arena is rowdy and full of school spirit. For most games, the designated student sections are 9 through 17, 107, and 206 to 217.
What's the biggest Florida Gators basketball rivalry?
The biggest basketball rivalry in Florida takes place between the state's two oldest colleges: The University of Florida and Florida State. The Gators and Seminoles first faced off in football in 1902, and years later, the teams became rivals in basketball too. No matter what sport is being played, the Gators and Seminoles have one of the fiercest rivalries in the NCAA. Although not as popular as Florida vs. Florida State basketball, another popular rivalry is between the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team and the Florida Gators.
What conference does the Florida Gators men's basketball team compete in?
The Florida Gators men's basketball team participates in the southeastern conference, more commonly called the SEC. Other teams that participate in the league include Auburn Tigers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Vanderbilt Commodores, Ole Miss Rebels, Texas A&M Aggies, Louisiana State University Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, Kentucky Wildcats and several others.
Who is the Florida Gators' head basketball coach?
The head coach of the Florida Gators men's basketball team is Mike White. White was appointed head coach in 2015 and has created a winning strategy that has earned the Gators a reputation for being a strong contender in the SEC. Since being appointed head coach, White has earned SEC Conference Head Coach of the year three times. He is accredited with having a disciplined team of players who have a tendency to peak late in the game.Back to Top