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ESPN's 'GameDay' to visit Rupp for Florida-Kentucky game

A College GameDay record crowd of 22,144 was in Rupp for the ESPN broadcast on Feb. 13, 2010. Later that day, Eric Bledsoe scored all of his 16 points in the second half and UK beat Tennessee.
A College GameDay record crowd of 22,144 was in Rupp for the ESPN broadcast on Feb. 13, 2010. Later that day, Eric Bledsoe scored all of his 16 points in the second half and UK beat Tennessee.

ESPN has selected the Florida-Kentucky matchup on Feb. 15 as one of its eight College GameDay stops during the 2013-14 men's basketball season.

This will mark the fifth time GameDay, ESPN's weekly preview show, has visited Rupp Arena and the second year in a row.

The Southeastern Conference game between Kentucky and Florida is scheduled for a 9 p.m. tip-off on ESPN.

The preview show will air live at 11 a.m. and again later that day at 8 p.m. leading into the opening tip.

Since ESPN launched a college basketball GameDay show in 2004-05, games involving the Wildcats have been featured seven times previously. This season's game will be Florida's sixth appearance.

Last season, UK beat Missouri 90-83 in overtime on the night GameDay visited Rupp Arena.

Last year, a crowd of 15,087 attended the morning GameDay show, the second-largest ever. UK also holds the record for the largest crowd in GameDay history of 22,144, set on Feb. 13, 2010.

Other games featured on GameDay this season are:

Jan. 18: Temple vs. La Salle; Louisville at Connecticut

Jan. 25: Michigan at Michigan State

Feb. 1: Duke at Syracuse

Feb. 8: Gonzaga at Memphis

Feb. 22: Arizona at Colorado or UCLA at Stanford

March 1: Kansas at Oklahoma State

March 8: North Carolina at Duke

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