The Florida Gators and Michigan State Spartans are exploring a home-and-home series that would potentially begin in East Lansing next year before moving to Gainesville the following season. ESPN’s Andy Katz reported the story on today’s edition of Three Point Shot.
If it becomes official, a new rivalry could very well be born. Florida and Michigan State played each other in the NCAA Tournament Championship Game back in 2000.
The Spartans won that game 89-76 on the back of 21 points from Morris Peterson and 18 from tourney Most Outstanding Player Mateen Cleaves.
Despite that one game, however, Florida holds a 3-3 record against Michigan State, so this rivalry already has some fuel on the fire.
Either way, it will be interesting considering how Florida is now without longtime head coach Billy Donovan, who recently agreed to make the jump to the NBA and coach the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It isn’t official yet, but Campus Sports will update this story as it develops further. No matter how you look at it, this potential series is not one to be missed.
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