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Florida 52, Alabama 50: Dorian Finney-Smith's dominant minute wins it

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Doe-Doe, doe.

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Florida and Alabama were tied, 50-50, with a minute to go in another excruciating game featuring this year's Gators. They had squandered a 13-point halftime lead, let it dwindle all the way to zero, and needed a stop to get the ball back with a chance to take the lead.

So Dorian Finney-Smith stayed vertical, leaned back, and blocked a lay-up that would have given Alabama the lead. You can see it in the picture above; here's a better look:

Doe-Doe Block

But the Gators nearly turned it over on the next possession, with an uncharacteristically skittish Michael Frazier II — who made no field goals for the first time in more than a year, and no threes for the first time in 42 games — nearly coughing up the 17th Florida turnover of the night before ultimately winning a jump ball.

So Finney-Smith did this.

Alabama would have one more chance to win or tie the game.

But Doe-Doe did this.

After going more than 60 minutes without a basket over Florida's last two contests, Finney-Smith — who finished with two points, one made field goal, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and three blocks, well off Eli Carter's team-high 13 points and Chris Walker's six buckets (tying a career high) — dominated the last minute of this game.

And so Florida won, 52-50.

Feels good, doe.