Per ESPN: ATLANTA -- Top-ranked Florida reveled in a confetti celebration, cut down the nets again, and let out a big sigh of relief.
Kentucky came oh-so-close to sending the Gators to the NCAA tournament with their first loss since early December.
By the narrowest of margins, Florida capped a perfect run through the Southeastern Conference when Kentucky failed to get off a shot on the final possession. That allowed the Gators to escape with a 61-60 victory in the league championship game Sunday. Complete Recap Box Score
Kentucky: W. Cauley-Stein 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 5 Blk
Florida: P. Young 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Blk