Following an arm injury, Smith, who made 25 points in her 35 minutes of gameplay, was on the bench, and the Gators knew they had to go on without Sunday’s key player.
Despite two threes from Briggs in the last seconds, any semblance of a Florida win faded as the clock ticked to zero.
The Gators will seek their first win of the new year as they head to Fayetteville to face No. 17 Arkansas.
And as the scoreboard’s digits changed, the Aggies’ lead grew from 11 to 20 to 30, eventually ending at 25.
Florida dropped its first SEC contest despite a second-half flourish.
The Gators look to rebound from a tough loss to FSU when they take the court against CSU.