Nashville, Tenn. • Kenny Boynton scored 11 straight points during a 15-0 second-half run and No. 13 Florida overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat Alabama 61-51 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals.
The top-seeded Gators (26-6) advanced to Sunday championship game against Mississippi or Vanderbilt. Alabama (21-12), the tournament's No. 4 seed, will spend Sunday waiting to learn its fate from the NCAA tournament selection committee.
Most mock brackets had Alabama on the wrong side of the NCAA tournament bubble at the start of the week. Even after beating Tennessee 64-62 on Friday in a battle of bubble teams, Alabama said it still had more work to do and was trying to take its fate out of the selection committee's hands by earning the SEC's automatic bid.