Another loss could cost Kentucky its spot among the nation’s elite for the first time in almost two years. It could also go a long way to putting Florida back there.
|Sat., Feb. 6 – 4 p.m. ET
Game Notes: UK | UF
Radio: UK Sports Network
The No. 20 Wildcats look to extend their winning streak at Rupp Arena to 33 games in order to avoid their longest slide in seven years Saturday against the revitalized Gators.
Kentucky (16-6, 6-3 in SEC) was the top-ranked team in the nation as recently as Nov. 30, but a 9-6 stretch has it in danger of falling out of the AP poll for the first time since the end of the 2013-14 regular season.
The Wildcats didn’t do themselves any favors Tuesday, blowing a 21-point lead and losing 84-77 at Tennessee. A three-game slide would be their longest since dropping four in a row from Feb. 25-March 7, 2009.
“We’ve got a ways to go,” coach John Calipari said.