The Florida Gators fell to Texas A&M 83-80 in overtime on Thursday afternoon at Amalie Arena. The loss ends the Gators appearance in the SEC Tournament after just one game.
The Aggies led for much of regulation while Florida struggled from three-point range, but late in the game the Gators were able to find their three point shot. Florida rallied from down twelve with 3:17 to go - and down nine with just over a minute to go - to tie the game 70-70 and force overtime.
Both teams went back and forth in overtime, and wound up tied 80-80 with Florida having possession. Phlandrous Fleming Jr. took a three-point shot that got caught in the rim - and Texas A&M got the ball off the possession arrow.
From there, Texas A&M had the ball and Hassan Diarra made a three-point shot with 0.4 seconds to go to take an 83-80 lead. One last heave from the Gators failed, and Texas A&M advances to the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.
For the Gators, they now will likely miss the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015-2016. The Gators are now 4-6 in SEC Tournament play under Mike White.
For Texas A&M, they will advance to face #1 seed Auburn at 12:00 PM ET on Friday at Amalie Arena.
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