NASHVILLE, Tenn. Florida had good looks at the basket, but the shots didn't fall. There is no riddle or mystery to be solved when dissecting the final outcome. Those past late-game failures played no role Sunday and they won't in the future.
That was the predominant theme inside the Gators' locker room following Sunday's 66-63 loss to Ole Miss in the SEC tournament championship game.
The Gators were in the game until the final shot, a 3-pointer by Kenny Boynton that bounced off the rim and ignited an Ole Miss celebration.
Seconds earlier, trailing 65-63, Florida coach Billy Donovan called a timeout with 22.8 seconds left to design a potential go-ahead or game-tying score. The Gators went inside to senior forward Erik Murphy and his short jump hook missed.
"I spotted up and just tried to make a good move and it just didn't fall,'' Murphy said.
And then, after Murphy Holloway made one of two free throws for a three-point Ole Miss advantage, Scottie Wilbekin was fouled with 4.2 s...