Florida basketball will reportedly not play at the Mohegan Sun 'Bubbleville' event
The Florida basketball program is on pause and is not expected make the multi-team event at the Mohegan Sun casino basketball tournament.
The news came from Jeff Goodman of Stadium as the Gators were expected to play Maine and Virginia on Wednesday and Friday. The “Bubbleville” event at the Connecticut casino was expected to have 45 games over an 11-day period (Nov. 25-Dec. 5), but that’s changed, according to Goodman’s report.
Florida’s new season opener is now set to be a game at Oklahoma on Wednesday Dec. 2 from Norman, Oklahoma.
This news also puts on pause the season debut of the SEC’s preseason Player of the Year is Florida forward Keyontae Johnson, who is 6-foot-5 and 229 pounds. Johnson in his career has averaged 10.8 points and 6.7 rebounds. Last year, he earned All-SEC honors in his sophomore campaign after leading the Gators with 14.0 points per game, and he has 12 career double-doubles and seven 20-point games. Three of his double-doubles have been 20-point, 10-rebound performances.
Florida was picked to finish fourth in the SEC in a preseason media poll behind Tennessee, Kentucky and LSU.
Florida has been paused due to COVID and is not expected to play at Mohegan Sun, source told @Stadium.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 22, 2020