Florida 69, Kentucky 52

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida
Officials - Ed Corbett, Tony Greene, Mike Roberts
Attendance - 12480

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Kentucky 25 27 52
Florida 38 31 69

Recap


No. 6 Florida 69, Kentucky 52:
Scottie Wilbekin had 14 points and eight assists and Patric Young added 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots as the host Gators defeated the Wildcats in a Southeastern Conference showdown.

Mike Rosario and Casey Prather scored 12 points apiece and Erik Murphy added 10 as Florida (20-3, 10-1) led by double digits for most of the contest and increased its SEC lead to two games over Kentucky.

Julius Mays and Willie Cauley-Stein scored 10 points apiece for the Wildcats (17-7, 8-3), who had a season-long five-game winning streak halted. Kentucky was dealt a blow when standout freshman Nerlens Noel suffered what appeared to be a serious left knee injury and left the O'Connell Center in a wheelchair.

Kentucky led 11-10 before Florida exploded with a 26-9 burst over 11 minutes to take a 16-point lead. The Gators led 38-25 at halftime.

Florida’s advantage reached 19 points on two free throws by Wilbekin with 15:57 to play. Kentucky moved within 57-45 on a 3-pointer by Mays with 9:39 remaining before the Gators used a 9-2 surge to increase the lead back to 19.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Florida is 12-0 at home. … Noel was helped off the floor after suffering the injury with 8:03 remaining. He had eight points, six rebounds and three blocked shots. … The Gators have won 20 or more games in 15 consecutive seasons.

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Alex Poythress 29:00 1-9 0-1 3-5 2 2 4 2 0 2 3 0 5
Nerlens Noel 23:00 3-5 0-0 2-4 1 5 6 0 3 1 3 3 8
Archie Goodwin 30:00 4-9 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 3 4 3 4 0 8
Julius Mays 34:00 4-7 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 1 1 0 10
Ryan Harrow 19:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0
Jarrod Polson 15:00 1-2 1-2 1-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 4
Willie Cauley-Stein 20:00 5-9 0-0 0-0 3 3 6 1 3 0 2 0 10
Kyle Wiltjer 23:00 3-5 1-2 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 7
Jon Hood 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-50 4-12 6-11 9 15 24 11 15 7 17 3 52
  42.0% 33.3% 54.5% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 17

Florida Gators

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mike Rosario 34:00 4-11 2-4 2-2 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 12
Kenny Boynton 35:00 3-7 1-3 2-3 0 0 0 2 1 2 3 0 9
Erik Murphy 26:00 3-10 2-5 2-2 3 2 5 1 3 0 1 3 10
Patric Young 24:00 5-7 0-0 2-3 4 7 11 0 1 1 2 4 12
Scottie Wilbekin 36:00 5-9 1-2 3-4 0 1 1 8 2 2 3 0 14
Casey Prather 23:00 6-8 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 2 12
Michael Frazier II 18:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0
Dillon Graham 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Braxton Ogbueze 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DeVon Walker 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jacob Kurtz 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-53 6-14 11-14 9 14 23 17 13 5 10 9 69
  49.1% 42.9% 78.6% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 10