Tampa, FL – Kenny Boynton and Brad Beal scored 22 points 65, on Monday night.
In its first-ever regular season game against a Horizon League team, Florida didn't take a double-digit lead until midway through the first half and was never totally comfortable while winning its second straight game.
Mike Rosario added 11 points for the Gators (3-1), who have won two in a row.
Julius Mays scored 21 points to lead the Raiders (2-2) while John Balwigaire had 15 and Reggie Arceneaux chipped in 13.
Although it was the first time the two teams ever met, they share a common opponent this season. Entering the game, their only losses were both to Ohio State.