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College basketball schedule: Gators travel to Arizona

Though exam week is going on, the college basketball season returns with a vengeance on Saturday with a matchup between the Florida Gators and the Arizona Wildcats. What are some other games on the schedule this week?

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With exams going on this week at colleges across the country, the college basketball season pauses to regroup itself before the final run to conference play begins at the beginning of the year. The Florida State Seminoles, South Florida Bulls, Jacksonville Dolphins and North Florida Ospreys are all off this week.

The biggest game on the college basketball schedule this week will be a Saturday night game between the Florida Gators and the Arizona Wildcats, both undefeated and ranked in the top ten. The game will be played at the McKale Center in Tuscon, Az. with tip off scheduled for 10 p.m. EST. The game will be nationally broadcast on ESPN.

The Miami Hurricanes will host the Charlotte 49ers on Thursday night at BankUnited Center with tip off scheduled for 7 p.m. and a live stream planned for ESPN3.com.

Two other notable games this week will be a pair of in-state matchups. On Wednesday the Central Florida Knights will face the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. That game will be at the UCF Arena and tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The other in-state matchup has the Fla. International Golden Panthers visiting the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Alico Arena on Thursday night with tip off scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

The other two games on the schedule this week for Florida teams involve the Stetson Hatters traveling to play the Richmond Spiders on Saturday at 6 p.m., the Florida A&M Rattlers visiting the Clemson Tigers on Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN3 and the Florida Atlantic Owls visiting the Dayton Flyers on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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