Trevor Lacey’s 3-pointer just before the final buzzer fell just short and Alabama’s run in the SEC tournament ended Friday afternoon.
Florida held on for the 66-63 win in New Orleans Arena and will face Kentucky on Saturday.
Alabama (21-11) will have to wait for Sunday’s NCAA tournament selection show to learn its postseason fate.
Lacey, a freshman from Huntsville, had a chance to send it to overtime in the closing seconds. Coming off a screen, he had a 3-point shot that found the front of the rim.
JaMychal Green scored a team-high 22 points for Alabama.
He had a free throw to tie the game with 20.3 seconds left, but it missed just long.
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