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WATCH: Andrew Nembhard punches Florida’s ticket to the NCAA tournament

Andrew Nembhard, Jalen Hudson, Skylar Mays

Florida guard Andrew Nembhard (2) is hugged by Jalen Hudson after Nembhard hit the winning 3-point basket against LSU in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Florida won 76-73. At right is LSU guard Skylar Mays (4). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


Andrew Nembhard punched Florida’s ticket to the NCAA tournament on Friday afternoon, hitting a three with 1.0 seconds left to break a 73-all tie:

The importance of that shot cannot be overstated.

Heading into the day, the Gators were one of the handful of teams that were sitting squarely on the cut-line. LSU is a top 15 team, according to the NET. This is precisely the kind of win that will vault the Gators far enough up the seed list that they should not be in danger of missing out on Selection Sunday.

Naz Reid led the way with 26 points and 14 boards, hitting a pair of threes in the final minute that gave LSU a chance.

If you think the fans in Nashville were excited, just check out this video of Florida’s football team: