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Kentucky Cruises Past North Florida

No. 10 wasn't at its best Friday night, but did the little things to wear down for an 86-52 victory — its fifth straight.

Kentucky made just six shots from long range, doing most of its scoring in transition with 28 points. The Wildcats forced 21 turnovers and scored 20 points off those miscues.

That's the type of effort Kentucky coach John Calipari wanted to see from his squad, which has had to mix and match while dealing with injuries and illnesses since the season began.

“We're still a work in progress but this is what I liked, we fought and we defended,” Calipari said. “That's what we did. We scrambled, we played, we came up with balls and we flew.”

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