Published: Mar 18, 2014 1:08 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 19, 2014 12:33 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The FGCU men's basketball team is facing the Florida State Seminoles in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament at 7:00 p.m.

WINK News was at Alico Arena this morning as bus loads of students geared up for the drive to Tallahassee. They packed their FGCU gear and they'll make the round trip, arriving back in Fort Myers overnight.

Some fans said while they're disappointed the Eagles won't have another shot at the Big Dance this year, any post-season accomplishment is still pretty impressive.   

This is the first time FGCU and FSU will play each other, and it's also the Eagles' first NIT appearance.

Tip off is at 7:00 p.m.