For a second time this season, the SEC foes needed Overtime to decide the winner, and Wednesday it was the Tigers -- who two weeks ago lost on their home floor to the Gators -- reigning victorious on Florida's turf in a 79-78 final.
Most egregious in the final minutes was execution (or lack thereof) by both teams, but in particular the Gators; they failed to get a would-be game-winner off in time, painting a masterpiece of what a perfectly good late-game meltdown looks like.
The Gators entered the night as a projected 10-seed in Jerry Palm's most up-to-date Bracketology , but remain close to the wrong side of the bubble.
A win over a top-10 LSU team might've given them a trip to March Madness , but a loss makes things dicey.
LSU, meanwhile improves to 15-2 in the SEC, tied atop the standings with Tennessee .
They're one home game away -- against Vandy, a team that has lost 17 straight -- from finishing at the very least as SEC co-champions.
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