Kentucky Wildcats relish rare role of the underdog, chance to turn things around

James Young - photo by Walter Cornett |
James Young – photo by Walter Cornett |

Rarely has a time come during the 111-year history of basketball when has played the role of the underdog.

Saturday will be one of those times.

Headed to for the regular-season finale against the Gators, everything appears to be pointing in Florida's favor. The Gators (28-2, 17-0 Southeastern Conference) are No. 1 in the country, they boast a school-record 31-game winning streak at the O'Connell Center and they are in search of some pretty remarkable history.

The Gators are looking to become the first team other than Kentucky to go undefeated in the since Alabama navigated through the league with a spotless 14-0 record during the 1955-56 season. UK did it as recently as 2012, but Florida, with a win on Saturday at noon on CBS, would be the first SEC team ever to go 18-0.

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