Kentucky beats Florida 68-61 to remain unbeaten

Karl Towns

scored 23 points, added 19 and top-ranked remained unbeaten with a 68-61 victory over on Saturday night.

chipped in 13 points, by a thunderous dunk over freshman Devin Robinson in the second half, and the Wildcats (23-0, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak against the Gators (12-11, 5-5).

It was closer than most expected. Even coach said this week that there was a “huge discrepancy” in talent between the teams. Donovan added: “I wouldn’t say it’s just our team. It’s everybody.”

But the Gators played one of their best games of the season and kept it tight.

led by nine in the first half and used a 6-0 run to go up 44-42 midway through the second. But Cauley-Stein’s dunk proved to be the turning point.

Free throws were big, too