Jamal Murray leads Kentucky to 80-61 win over Florida

Jamal Murray - photo by Walter Cornett
Jamal Murray – photo by Walter Cornett

scored a career-high 35 points, and No. 20 beat 80-61 on Saturday.

The Wildcats (17-6, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) ended a rare two-game losing streak while improving to 15-0 at home.

Murray also made a career-best eight of Kentucky’s season-high 12 3-pointers. He set the tone for the blowout with 20 points in the first half.

had 18 points for the Wildcats, and finished with 12.

  blew a 21-point lead in an 84-77 loss at in its last outing. It got off to another fast start against the Gators, but closed it out with ease this time around.

Dorian Finney-Smith led the Gators (15-8, 6-4) with 24 points. John Egbuno had 12 points.