JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- While the North Florida Ospreys will not make back to back appearances in the NCAA tournament, the did receive a heck of a consolation prize.

The Ospreys will host the Florida Gators for the first time ever at UNF Arena on Tuesday night at 9 pm. The game will be a first round match up in the National Invitation Tournament. The announcement was made Sunday evening on ESPNU.

The Gators are a #2 seed in the tournament. The Ospreys are a #7 seed. However, the Ospreys will host the game because the O'Connell Center is undergoing renovations.

UNF guard Dallas Moore sets up shot against USC Upstate. Photo: FCN

The last time the two teams played was November 8, 2013 in Gainesville, where the Gators beat the Ospreys 77-69.

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