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Will Wade-less Tigers fall to Florida, 76-73, in SEC Tournament

1 week 13 hours 40 minutes ago Friday, March 15 2019 Mar 15, 2019 March 15, 2019 2:02 PM March 15, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

NASHVILLE, TN - LSU has lost in its first appearance in the SEC Tournament.

LSU fell 76-73 to the Florida Gators after dropping at 10-point halftime lead.

Naz Reid led the Tigers with 26 points including a pair of late-game three pointers that appeared to give LSU the edge in their quarterfinal match-up against the Gators.

Florida however answered as Andrew Nembhard buried a three-pointer to push the Gators back in front 76-73 giving Florida the win and ensuring these two teams didn't play in their third straight overtime win. 

LSU appeared to be in control of the game, however a controversial call on Naz Reid flipped the momentum and the score of the game. 

Reid was called for a push foul on a Florida player, a second Gator player was attempting a three-point shot behind the foul and was awarded the shot and make as well as the foul.  Interim LSU coach Tony Benford was then assessed a technical foul for arguing the call and Florida made both shots from that foul as well. It was a six point swing in the game that has Tiger fans furious over the results.

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The LSU Tigers will now await their NCAA Tournament seeding to find out where they will play in the post-season.

The Gators advance on to the SEC Tournament semi-finals awaiting the winner of the Auburn and South Carolina who tip off Friday afternoon.

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