Florida will be in the NIT for the second consecutive year, a disappointing end to a season the Gators thought would be different.
Florida changed its practice habits, revamped its defense and rid itself of any sense of entitlement that came after winning back-to-back national championships.
It had little effect on the team's postseason position. Florida had to settle for another NIT berth, becoming the first program since Michigan State in 1980 to miss the NCAA tournament in consecutive years after winning the national title. The Gators (23-10) will play Jacksonville on Wednesday night.