Gators to host UCF in NIT

Special report on the Florida Gators basketball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida men’s basketball team has earned a No. 4 seed in the National Invitation Tournament and will host UCF on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The game will air on ESPN2.

Florida (16-16, 9-9 SEC) will make its 12th all-time NIT appearance, holding a 14-13 record in the event and with three semifinal appearances (1986, 1992, 2008). The Gators are 10-1 all-time vs. UCF, the last meeting a 79-66 win in Gainesville on Nov. 23, 2012.

Todd Golden is the second first-year head coach in Florida history to lead the Gators to a postseason appearance and the first since 1973-74 to post multiple top-25 wins.

UCF (18-14, 8-10 American) owns top-100 wins vs. Memphis, Oklahoma State and Santa Clara this season.

Should Florida advance, it will face the winner of Oregon vs. UC Irvine on Saturday or Sunday.

Ticket Information

Season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase their seat location by ordering before 4 p.m. on Monday. Unclaimed season ticket locations will be released to the public for purchase by 6 p.m. on Monday.

Courtside:  $50
Club & Loge:  $40
Lower Baseline, and 100 Level: $20
200 Level: $15
Students:  Free

Nick Marcinko
Nick is a recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunications. He is passionate about all sports but specifically baseball and football. Nick interned at Inside the Gators and worked part time with Knights247 before joining the Gator Country family. Nick enjoys spending his free time golfing and at the beach.