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Chomping at Bits: Florida men's basketball making the most of NIT Tournament opportunity

The Gators play in the NIT quarterfinals in the nation's capital tonight.

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Florida in NIT quarterfinal against George Washington tonight: The Gators will play in their third consecutive true road game tonight in the nation's capital. It is the first time Florida has played three consecutive true road games since 1999. Winning tonight could earn the Gators a spot in the NIT semifinals in Madison Square Garden. Florida is making the most of their NIT appearance and want to end their season on a high note. (Alex Maminakis, Independent Florida AlligatorEdgar Thompson, Orlando SentinelKevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Kasey Hill is key to Gators' NIT success: Head coach Mike White notes that Hill has been playing his best basketball at Florida during the last six to eight weeks, particularly in the Gators' postseason games. (Nick de la Torre, Gator CountryGraham Hack, Florida Times Union)

Florida baseball edges FAU, gets 16th straight win: The No. 1 Gators defeated No. 19 FAU 2-1 last night. In addition to winning their 16th in a row, the Gators are now tied for a school record 24 consecutive home wins. (Patrick Pinak, Independent Florida AlligatorPat Dooley, Gainesville SunJohn Hines, Florida Gators)

All 32 NFL teams represented at UF's Pro Day: The Gators held Pro Day in their indoor practice facility for the first time. Vernon Hargreaves III, Jonathan Bullard, and Keanu Neal are all expected to be early picks. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC CountryEdgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel) Antonio Morrison, who was sick and missed the NFL Combine, was able to work out for teams on Pro Day. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Eddy Pineiro making progress: Many of you with concerns about Piniero's lack of in-game kicking experiences will be happy to read that Florida is aware of that issue. They have been working on the new kicker's timing and putting him in unexpected kicking situations during practices. (Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post)

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