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Briggs propels Florida over Ole Miss in closing seconds

Lavender Briggs

Emily Felts / Alligator Staff

Lavender Briggs held the ball at the top of the key and stared down Ole Miss guard Jayla Alexander with the game tied 72-72 in the final minute.

Briggs scanned the defense intently in search of a potential game-winning shot, but as soon as the freshman made her way to the basket, the referee blew the whistle.

Foul on Alexander. Two free throws for Briggs.

Rebels coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin threw her hands up in the air and looked at the official in dismay along with the rest of her staff and players.