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- Kentucky falls to 22-9, and 12-6 in conference, while Florida improves to 29-2, and 18-0 in Southeastern Conference action.
- Kentucky still leads the series 94-36 including a 33-24 record when the game is played in Gainesville.
- Today's contest concludes the 2013-14 regular season. UK has clinched the No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 12 in Atlanta, Ga. UK has a double-bye and will not play until 7 p.m. ET on Friday, March 14.
- Kentucky is now 6-14 all-time against teams owning the Associated Press' No. 1 ranking. UK is 1-2 when Florida is the nation's top-ranked squad.
- Today's attendance was 12,604.
- Kentucky's starting lineup was sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein and freshmen Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison,Julius Randle and James Young. UK previously used that lineup for the first three games of the season and again for a 13 game stretch in the middle of the season. UK is 11-6 with that lineup as the starters.
- Alex Poythress was the first sub off the bench for UK. It was his team-leading 17th time this season as the team's first substitution.
- Young hit a 3-pointer at the 17:50 mark in the opening half to extend UK's 3-streak to 891 consecutive games. It is the third largest streak in the country.
- UK trailed 49-28 at halftime. It is the largest halftime deficit of the season for UK. The Wildcats are 4-7 overall and 2-5 in conference this season when trailing at the break.
- Florida's 59.6 field goal percentage and 60 percent from behind the arc marks the best shooting performance by a UK opponent this year.
First Half Facts
- A 5-0 spurt in between media timeouts gave the Gators a 17-8 advantage into the second media break with 11:46 remaining in the opening half.
- Trailing 44-22, it marked the largest deficit the Cats have faced this season.
Second Half Facts
- A 15-0 run by Kentucky brought the game all the way back to a two possession contest on a hook shot fromDakari Johnson to make the score 53-47 with just over 12 minutes to play. The run tied the most consecutive points scored by the Wildcats this season.
- Leading 72-60 with 3:49 to play in the game, Florida scored seven consecutive points to pull away and take a 19-point lead with 1:45 remaining.
- Andrew Harrison tallied eight points and five assists.
- Logged a career-high three steals.
- Had four assists before halftime.
- Dished out five assists, his most assists in a game since Feb. 4, vs. Ole Miss and seventh consecutive game with at least three assists.
- Dakari Johnson recorded nine points and five rebounds.
- Has scored at least eight points in each of the last three games.
- Julius Randle led Kentucky with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
- Notched his team-leading 26th double-figure scoring effort of the year.
- Logged his 18th double-double of the season. He has seven in the last eight games.
- James Young knocked down three 3s in the first half.
- Posted his 22nd double-figure scoring effort of the season.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 27, 1956, Kentucky scored 143 points against Georgia for the most points ever scored by a Kentucky team in a single game.
- On February 27, 1956, Kentucky made 60 field goals against Georgia for the most field goals ever made in a single game by a Kentucky team.
- On February 27, 2016, freshman Jamal Murray scored 33 points at Vanderbilt.