Michigan State‘s long-awaited rematch with Florida is happening. The Spartans and Gators will conclude a home-and-home series that began two seasons ago in East Lansing, Mich., next season in Gainesville, Fla.
Michigan State hosted Florida on Dec. 2, 2015. The No. 1 Spartans won, 58-52, behind 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal from Denzel Valentine, moving to 11-0 on the season. Michigan State was later upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by No. 15 Middle Tennessee, losing 90-81.
Florida and Michigan State met in the 2000 national championship game, which Michigan State won, 89-76.
The Spartans finished this season 30-5, falling to Syracuse, 55-53, in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.