College basketball schedule 2020-21: Florida and Virginia agree to game at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun

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Florida and Virginia have never met for a regular-season game in men’s basketball. That could change this season. The Gators and Cavaliers have made significant modifications to their nonconference schedules and have agreed in principle to play each other Nov. 27, sources told CBS Sports. 

The teams will meet at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, a site that’s long been preparing to play host to dozens of games in a controlled environment this November and December. Both teams will start the season in Connecticut on Nov. 25 against mid-major opponents before their game on Nov. 27, which is the Friday after Thanksgiving. 

Florida was already scheduled to play at Mohegan Sun this season in December, but that date was canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Virginia played at Mohegan Sun last year, so it has familiarity and comfort with the location. In doing this, sources said, that means UVA has opted out of the Wooden Legacy, which is an ESPN-run event scheduled to be held in Orlando. That tournament field initially had Kansas, Georgetown and UCLA involved. Georgetown previously left that field. 

The Mohegan Sun “bubble” will be jointly run and operated by resort staff, the Naismith Hall of Fame and the Gazelle Group, all of whom have been in talks with dozens of programs as they continue to build out an array of multi-team events and standalone nonconference games. CBS Sports first revealed the plans for this bubble-type environment in early September. 

The addition is a boon for Mohegan Sun, but also another solid add for college basketball’s slate. The Wahoos might prove to be a top-five team in college hoops this season; they’re ranked No. 4 in CBS Sports’ preseason Top 25 And 1. Remember, Tony Bennett’s team still is the most recent national champion in the sport, since there was