Florida joins 3 other schools in 2023 NIT Season Tip-Off

Florida basketball along with the Pitt Panthers, Baylor Bears and Oregon State Beavers, will comprise the field for the 2023 National Invitation Tournament’s Season Tip-Off event — previously known as the Preseason NIT — according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and FanDuel.

The matchups resume a series dating back to 1985 that paused for the COVID pandemic in 2020 while also skipping the 2022 season due to a high volume in other early-season college basketball tournaments. The Iowa State Cyclones defeated the Memphis Tigers in the championship game while the Xavier Musketeers narrowly won against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the third-place game back in the 2021 edition of the mini-tournament.

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The tournament will be held on Nov. 22 and 24 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with the brackets still to be determined.

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