DES MOINES, Iowa – Nevada's late run was not enough as the University of Florida defeated the Wolf Pack 70-61 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
At one point Florida had an 18-point lead.
UF entered the game with a record of 19-15 and Nevada was 29-4 heading into the first round contest.
Florida's next game is on Saturday, the Gators will play against the winner of Michigan vs. Montana.
This is the third year in a row Florida has made it to the dance.
The last time the Gators won the National Title was in 2007, Florida defeated Ohio State University 84-75.