Scores

Final

Florida Atl 69

(4-9, 0-2 Sun Belt)

Kentucky 76

(10-3, 7-2 home)

    3:00 PM ET, December 27, 2008

    Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    FAU 37 3269
    UK 37 3976

    Top Performers

    Florida Atlantic: P. Graham III 31 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

    Kentucky: P. Patterson 27 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk

    Kentucky 76, Florida Atlantic 69

    Associated Press

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Patrick Patterson had 27 points and 14 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season and Kentucky held off persistent Florida Atlantic 76-69 Saturday.

    While the post-holiday Kentucky offense hardly resembled the one that had averaged 89 points the previous four games, the Wildcats' defense gave Florida Atlantic few extra chances. The Wildcats committed a season-low seven turnovers and allowed only seven second-chance points.

    Patterson made 12 of his 16 shots from the floor to improve on his Southeastern Conference-leading field goal percentage.

    Florida Atlantic's Paul Graham led all scorers with a career-best 31 points.

    A jumper by Graham with 15 minutes left gave the Owls their largest lead at 51-46. Then, Kentucky went on a 10-0 run to regain the lead for good. The teams were tied at 37 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAU
    UK
    Points 69 76
    FG Made-Attempted 27-56 (.482) 31-57 (.544)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 2-18 (.111)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 12-16 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 9

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