Kentucky basketball attains perfection in 67-50 win over Florida


Something only five teams have done since the historic 1976 Indiana Hoosiers ran the table was completed today; a sixth team finished the regular season with an unblemished second column, the Kentucky Wildcats, 31-0. The Wildcats came into today’s game expected to pick up the win as they boasted the stat of 49-1 while ranked as the top team in the nation, and the boys in blue didn’t disappoint the 24,000 and some change that were in attendance.

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Kentucky Wildcats

It was another one of those outings where another SEC team hung around for most of the game, but the Wildcats sped away in the end. The Gators didn’t have much hope entering today’s event, with Billy Donovan and company stumbling with a 15-15 record.

Florida’s main guys for the day were Kasey Hill who tallied up 15 points, two boards, and one assist. His helper for the day was junior Dorian Finney-Smith, as the forward totaled up 12 points, four rebounds, and two assists. The two Gators were the only players in blue and orange that had double figures in the points category, with the next closest scorer being Eli Carter with 6.

The Wildcats also only had two double digit scorers, those being two of the big men, Trey Lyles (14 points) and Karl Towns (13). Towns also tacked on nine boards and six blocks for his afternoon. Willie Cauley-Stein was another force with eight points and seven rebounds. Coach John Calipari commented on the Wildcat’s leading scorer for today’s game.

"Trey Lyles, I’m telling you, is as good as anybody in the country."

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Kentucky shot 47% from the floor for the second consecutive game, and allowed Florida to see 43% of their shots fall through the net as well.

Today’s game was just another edition of how great this Kentucky basketball team is, and Coach Cal felt them same way.

"I’m so proud and respect them so much. The biggest thing I’m trying to tell these guys, and I tell my staff, is we all have to stay connected."

Kentucky basketball is the first power-conference team to finish the year unbeaten in 39 years, enjoy perfection Big Blue Nation.