Basketball: Gators to take on former coach Lon Kruger in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Head coach Lon Kruger of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on during a practice session for the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium on April 1, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Head coach Lon Kruger of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on during a practice session for the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four at NRG Stadium on April 1, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Gators men’s basketball team will face off against a familiar face this upcoming season.

Florida will take on former coach Lon Kruger in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the league announced Tuesday. The Gators will go on the road to play Oklahoma in Norman on Jan. 28, 2017.

Game time and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

Kruger, who is the Sooners head coach, posted a 104-80 record in six seasons as the Gators coach from 1990-96. He led Florida to its first Final Four in 1994.

The Gators’ non-conference schedule for this upcoming season now includes games against Duke on Dec. 6 and Oklahoma in January.

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