Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs Florida

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  • is 19-6 overall, 9-3 in the Southeastern Conference.  extended its win streak to 17 games and is 23-2 overall, 12-0 in league play.
  • leads the series 94-35.  The Wildcats lead 48-9 in Lexington.
  • The teams will have a rematch on March 8 in Gainesville that will conclude the regular season.
  • ESPN’s popular “College GameDay” show was in Lexington today for the eighth time, including the fifth-consecutive season.
  • ’s next outing will be Tuesday at Ole Miss.  Game time is 7 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CST in Oxford) and it will be televised on ESPNU.

 First-Half Facts

  • started Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, James Young, and Dakari Johnson for the fifth-consecutive game. It’s the ninth time this season UK has opened with an all-freshman lineup and UK is 8-1 in those games.
  • scored the game’s first five points.
  • responded quickly and an evenly played first half saw seven ties and six lead changes.
  • Tied at 23, UK got an 8-1 run and took a 31-28 lead into halftime.

Second-Half Story   

  • scored UK’s first eight points of the second half and Andrew Harrison tallied the next six as the Wildcats matched their largest lead at 45-38.
  • rallied and with the score tied at 53, went ahead for good with two foul shots from Casey Prather.  UF gradually pulled away for the 69-59 win.

 Team Notes

  • Kentucky ended its home win streak at 22 consecutive home wins, which was the nation’s fifth-longest active home streak.
    • UK had won 13 straight SEC home contests.
    • UK is now 81-3 in Rupp Arena under Coach John Calipari.
  • UK has held the last three opponents to three or fewer 3-pointers.

Individual Notes

  • Andrew Harrison led the Wildcats with 20 points, including a perfect 8-of-8 at the foul line.  It was his second 20-point game of the season.
  • Julius Randle tallied 13 points and 13 rebounds, which fittingly became his 13th double-double of the season.
  • James Young scored 19 points, including a 7-of-10 outing from the field.