Scores

Final

Kentucky 53

(19-12, 8-8 SEC)

Florida 60

(22-9, 9-7 SEC)

    2:00 PM ET, March 7, 2009

    Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida

    1 2 T
    UK 22 3153
    FLA 29 3160

    Top Performers

    Kentucky: P. Patterson 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    Florida: W. Hodge 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Florida 60, Kentucky 53

    Associated Press

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Walter Hodge scored 18 points, Erving Walker added 10 and Florida stopped a three-game losing skid with a 60-53 victory against Kentucky on Saturday.

    The Wildcats dropped their fourth straight and eighth of their last 11 games -- a slide that could keep the storied Southeastern Conference program out of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1991.

    Kentucky (18-12, 8-8 SEC) likely will have to win the conference tournament in Tampa next week to make the school's 18th consecutive NCAA tournament.

    Even with the win, the Gators (22-9, 9-7) could end up in the NIT for the second straight year, but they certainly improved their chances of getting back to the NCAA tournament. Florida still might need to win a couple of games in the SEC tournament.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UK
    FLA
    Points 53 60
    FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 21-54 (.389)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-11 (.182) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 12

    2008-09 Season

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