UCLA head coach Ben Howland would not second-guess Lee’s decision to go for the steal on the game’s decisive play, an inbound pass to Walker that left Lee on the ground after slipping and Walker at the 3-point line, nailing a three that put the Gators up four with 1:14 left.
“You can go for it, but you can’t put yourself out of the play,” Howland said. “It’s hard; he’s playing the game, playing as hard as he can as he always does. You miss out on the steal, and it is one thing. Unfortunately, he took himself out of the play.”