Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 3/31/13
ARLINGTON, Texas -- With 1:04 left on the clock and Michigan ahead by 25, Florida seniors Erik Murphy, Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario walked to the bench for the final time in their Gator uniforms. Gators coach Billy Donovan waited with a hug as the trio checked out of Florida's 79-59 loss to the Wolverines in the South Region championship Sunday. Two hours earlier at tipoff Florida's three seniors longed for more than a hug. They hoped to climb a ladder here at Cowboys Stadium and cut down the nets for winning a regional title and reaching the Final Four. They wanted to avoid another trip to the Elite Eight ending with a loss. More than anything, they wanted to keep playing and have a shot at the national championship they coveted from the first practice of their final season. In the end, a magical ending to March Madness wasn't meant to be for the senior trio. That was evident from the start as the Wolverines opened the game on a 13-0 run and never looked back on the way to ...
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