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Kentucky Wildcats fall at Florida

Patric Young scored 18 points in his final home game and No. 1 Florida defeated 25th-ranked Kentucky 84-65 Saturday

Julius Randle - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

– photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

Patric Young scored 18 points in his final home game and No. 1 defeated 25th-ranked 84-65 Saturday, becoming the first team in Southeastern Conference history to go 18-0 in league play.

Fellow seniors Casey Prather (15) and Scottie Wilbekin (13) also reached double figures for the Gators (29-2, 18-0), who have won 23 straight this season and 32 in a row at home.

Coach called timeout with 36.9 seconds remaining to get his four seniors another standing ovation.

They certainly deserved this one.

Young, Prather, Wilbekin and fellow starter Will Yeguete have now won 113 games in four seasons, four shy of tying the school record held by Walter Hodge.

The latest one seemed a lock early but was in doubt for a while in the second half.

Julius Randle led the Wildcats (22-9, 12-6) with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

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.

 

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