Saturday's semifinal loss in the SEC Tournament to
"Being a competitor, you are disappointed because you don't want to lose a ballgame," Glen Davis said. "But we know we have another season ahead."
didn't establish myself at the beginning,"
Darrel Mitchell looked healthy on his gimpy ankle, scoring 21 points and handing out six assists. Freshman Tasmin Mitchell added 20 points and nine rebounds, and Darnell Lazare found his way to 10 points against the Gators.
unlike the Vanderbilt game, the Tigers did not get the long-range shooting from
Garrett Temple (0-for-4 from three) and were not able to control the boards
against the athletic
"Horford is a load for us," Brady said. "We're one guy short really to play them like we would like to have played them today. We didn't handle the fatigue as well, it seemed. They had something to do with that because of the way they played."
"The zone slowed the game down in the second half," Brady said. "I think they didn't like what we were doing because we were getting easy baskets out of them pressing us, so they just changed the whole tactic of the game and didn't try to pick us up full court. They fell back in the zone and made us shoot balls over them. When we did get the ball to Glen in the lane, because he hadn't been involved and he had some foul trouble, he wasn't able to score the ball and shoot the ball as easily as he did last night."
Tasmin Mitchell hit a three-pointer
with 6:50 to play that brought the Tigers within 62-59 with 6:55 to play, but
things fell apart from there.
"Green came down and hit a couple of deep threes," Lazare said. "That was huge in the game. We got in a hurry and panicked a little bit. We should have been more patient because we had enough time."
The lead never got below eight, and then a few careless turnovers in the final minute created the misleading 81-65 final score.
of the sudden, the lead went from 2 or 4 to 10, and the game changed,"
"It hurts because you want to win
every game you play, but the SEC Championship means something," Lazare said.
"Fourteen and two in the league is very difficult to do no matter what
conference you are in, never mind the SEC. Everybody should still be afraid to