Florida entered halftime in the driver seat with a 38-26 lead on Ole Miss, but collapsed in the second half, missing several opportunities from the free throw line to ultimately fall 66-63 to the Rebels in the SEC Tournament finals.
With a chance to force the game into overtime, Scottie Wilbekin missed both free throws with 4.2 seconds left in regulation, and Kenny Boynton's last-ditch three point effort glanced off the rim.
Boynton had 11 first half points, but only two in the second to finish with 13. Mike Rosario lead the Gators with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Florida walks away from the tournament still holding on to the Southeastern Conference regular season title, and having the No. 13 ranking, has securely punched a ticket to the NCAA Tourney. The Gators have not won the SEC Tournament since 2007 and did not win a game this season by fewer than 10 points.