Boxscore
Kentucky 74, Florida 59
Sunday, March 4, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida
Officials - Doug Shows, Tony Green, Doug Sirmons
Attendance - 12113

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Kentucky 40 34 74
Florida 32 27 59

Recap


No. 1 Kentucky 74, No. 13 Florida 59: Anthony Davis scored 22 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked six shots, as the visiting Wildcats capped a perfect season in SEC play.

Terrence Jones added 19 points with three blocks for Kentucky (30-1, 16-0 SEC), which finished unbeaten in SEC competition for the first time since 2003. The top-ranked Wildcats, who have won 22 straight, open play in the SEC tournament on Friday in New Orleans.

The Gators (22-9, 10-6 SEC) lost for the fifth time in eight games, and will open the conference tournament Friday as the fourth seed. Patric Young led Florida with 21 points on 10-for-15 shooting.

Down 40-32 at halftime, the Gators pulled to 59-55 on Young’s jumper with 9:03 remaining. The Wildcats scored the next nine points and Davis’ layup with 6:09 to go gave the Wildcats a 68-55 advantage.

Kentucky’s defense suffocated the Gators’ perimeter game. Erving Walker, Bradley Beal and Kenny Boynton combined to shoot six-for-29 and score 20 points. Florida, which leads the nation in 3-pointers, finished six-for-22 from 3-point range.

Marquis Teague added 12 points for the Wildcats, who shot 52.5 percent from the field.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kentucky set a school record for most wins in the regular season… Boynton, the SEC’s third-leading scorer at 17.1 points, did not start after reporting late to a team meeting… Kentucky scored 12 consecutive points in the first half to take a 25-14 lead… Florida trailed by 16 points with four minutes left in the first half, but cut the deficit in half by intermission… Both the Wildcats and Gators earned first-round byes for the conference tournament.

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Anthony Davis 36:00 9-13 1-2 3-4 3 9 12 0 1 0 1 6 22
Terrence Jones 36:00 9-13 1-1 0-1 2 2 4 1 1 2 0 3 19
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 36:00 3-7 0-1 1-2 4 4 8 4 2 2 2 0 7
Doron Lamb 34:00 2-7 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 5
Marquis Teague 33:00 4-9 1-2 3-4 0 2 2 4 3 1 1 0 12
Darius Miller 17:00 3-7 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 6
Kyle Wiltjer 8:00 1-3 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 200 31-59 5-12 7-11 10 20 30 11 9 7 6 9 74
  52.5% 41.7% 63.6% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 6

Florida Gators

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Erik Murphy 36:00 4-9 2-5 4-4 2 6 8 2 1 0 1 0 14
Erving Walker 36:00 3-11 2-7 0-0 0 1 1 5 3 0 3 0 8
Patric Young 35:00 10-15 0-0 1-1 5 4 9 0 1 0 0 0 21
Bradley Beal 36:00 1-10 1-5 2-2 1 6 7 4 3 2 1 1 5
Scottie Wilbekin 22:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0
Kenny Boynton 25:00 2-8 1-5 2-2 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 7
Mike Rosario 7:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
Casey Prather 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-55 6-22 11-11 8 20 28 14 10 3 7 2 59
  38.2% 27.3% 100.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 7
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