Cincinnati vs Florida headline 2017 Never Forget Games

TALLAHASSEE, FL - DECEMBER 11: Mike White head coach Florida Gators paces the sideline during the Sunshine Shootout against the Florida State University (FSU) Seminoles on December 11, 2016, at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, Florida. Florida lost to FSU 78-83. (Photo by David Allio/Icon Sportswire)
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Cincinnati will play Florida and Seton Hall will face VCU in the second annual Never Forget Games, multiple sources told FanRag Sports.

The doubleheader will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday Dec. 9th, 2017.

Official tip off times are yet to be determined.

Cincinnati and Florida are ranked 11th and 12th, respectively, in the FanRag Sports Top 25 while Seton Hall is ranked 18th. VCU is entering its first season under Mike Rhoades, who was an assistant when the Rams reached the Final Four in 2011.

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Rhoades is likely remembered fondly by the VCU faithful, as he was a top assistant on the staff when the Rams went to the Final Four in 2011. He was the coach of the Rice Owls before accepting the position with VCU.

Prior to manning the helm at Rice, Rhoades spent a decade as the head coach of Randolph-Macon, a Division III basketball program. A member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Rhoades led the program to four trips to the Division III equivalent of the NCAA Tournament. That also included three trips to the Sweet Sixteen.

Villanova beat Notre Dame and Pitt beat Penn State in last year’s event.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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