FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Sporting Alert — No. 19 Florida State and No. 22 Florida lead the teams from the Sunshine State on the college basketball schedule on Saturday, Dec. 16.
The Seminoles (9-0) will put their perfect start to the season on the line against Big 12 opponent Oklahoma State in the first game of an Orange Bowl Classic doubleheader at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.
Tip-off time for this game is set for 2:00 pm ET and the Noles have a 71 percent chance of winning this one, according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index. Fox Sports South will have live television coverage, with FoxSportsGO providing the live stream.
Florida State, which broke into the AP Top 25 rankings for the first time this season on Monday, is coming off a 72-53 win over Tulane in its last outing last Sunday.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma State (7-2), enters this game hoping to bounce back from the 78-66 defeat to No. 6 Wichita State a week ago.
The Cowboys have won four of the last five games overall.
They will be without guards Davon Dillard and Zack Dawson, who were released from the program for violating team rules, ESPN reported earlier this week.
In the meantime, the 22nd ranked Florida program will feature against Clemson in the second game of the Orange Bowl Classic at 4:00 pm.
After hitting a slump with a three-game losing streak, which resulted in a 17-place drop in the AP Top 25 rankings, the Gators (6-3) will hope to continue climbing out of that hole.
Florida had its undefeated start to the season snapped by then-No. 1 Duke and that was quickly followed by losses to Florida State and Loyola-Chicago.
However, the SEC outfits got back to winning ways with a 66-60 victory over then-No. 17 Cincinnati last Saturday in the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center.
Clemson (8-1) is on a four-game winning streak and has held its opponents below 60 points in each of the last two games.
Elsewhere on Saturday, No. 6 Miami is at George Washington at 12:00 PM on CBSSN, Florida Atlantic entertains Arkansas State, Florida International welcomes Arkansas State, while Florida Gulf Coast hosts Oral Roberts and North Florida travels to Missouri.
NCAA Basketball Florida Teams Schedule
Saturday, December 16
Oklahoma State vs No. 19 Florida State 2:00 PM Fox Sports South
No. 22 Florida vs Clemson 4:30 PM FS2 and Fox Sports Florida
Arkansas State at Florida Atlantic 7:00 PM
James Madison at Florida International 7:30 PM
Oral Roberts at Florida Gulf Coast 8:15 PM ESPN3
North Florida at Missouri 8:30 PM SECN and WatchESPN