The Florida Gators lost to Xavier 72-56 in the second round of the NIT on Sunday afternoon.
Tied 33-33 at the halftime, the Gators scored a season-low 23 points in the second half to see their season come to an end. Kowacie Reeves led the way in scoring for Florida with 14 points. The Gators finished the 2021-2022 campaign with a record of 20-14.
The Gators now head into the offseason preparing for a new ear of Florida basketball, under the direction of Todd Golden. Golden was announced as the new head coach on Friday, coming to Florida from the University of San Francisco, where he led the Dons to the NCAA Tournament this year.
He replaces Mike White, who left Florida for Georgia after the team lost their first game of the SEC Tournament.
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