Kentucky Wildcats welcome Florida in SEC Showdown – all you need to know

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Despite periodic breakdowns on both ends that have allowed opponents to remain competitive, the Wildcats have fought through those lapses to build a four-game winning streak.

The No. 14 Wildcats (19-5, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) have no room for such errors or excuses in their Saturday night showdown against first-place and third-ranked Florida (22-2, 11-0). Facing a veteran Gators squad that has won their last 16 games, must play its best contest this season if it hopes to compete with a team projected as a No. 1 seed for the tournament.

The young Wildcats definitely must play better offensively against the Gators than they did in Wednesday’s 64-56 victory at Auburn, an ”ugly” game featuring 31 percent shooting from the field and missed 15 free throws.

coach said his squad won’t be able to mask those weaknesses against a team that thrives on opponents’ mistakes.

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