Ready to watch the Gators?
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Illinois will face off against Florida in the first round of this year’s Emerald Coast Classic.
Sources: Florida will play Illinois and Oregon will face Iowa State in the first round of the 2020 Emerald Coast Classic.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 8, 2020
Iowa State and Oregon will be the other first round matchup.
The tournament takes place from Nov. 27 to 29 in Destin, Florida.
Assuming there’s a season with fans, you can buy tickets here.
It’s been a while since Illinois played Florida. You’d have to go back to March 19, 2000 in the NCAA Tournament, when the Gators eliminated the Illini, 93-76. House of ‘Paign’s Cory Bradford scored 27 points that day. Nobody else did much.
Let’s hope there’s a season.