Most of Florida’s wins this season have been by such a wide margin that the final minutes were merely a formality, but the Gators crumbled in some tight games.
The latest meltdown came in Sunday’s SEC tournament championship, a 66-63 loss to Ole Miss, as UF faltered in the final five minutes by shooting 3 for 11 from the field and 1 of 7 at the free-throw line.
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Close, but no
UF went 0-for-6 in games decided by six points or less
Dec. 15;at Arizona;65-64
Dec. 22;at Kansas State;67-61
Feb. 19;at Missouri;63-60
Feb. 26;at Tennessee;64-58
March 9;at Kentucky;61-57