The Florida Gators (20-13) defeated Iona (25-8) 79-74 on Wednesday night in Gainesville.
Iona led 42-35 at halftime, the Gators began a 6-0 run midway through the second half that tied the game 588-5 with 9:45 to go. As the game came down the stretch, Florida hit the last three shots and forced the Gaels into missing seven of the last eight en route to the win.
The Gators will not take on Xavier in the second round of the NIT tournament on Sunday. Tipoff on March 20th is scheduled for 1 PM ET.
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