Kentucky 61, Florida 57

Saturday, March 9, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
Officials - Patrick Adams, Anthony Greene, Rob Groover
Attendance - 24294

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Florida 31 26 57
Kentucky 31 30 61

Recap

Kentucky 61, No. 9 Florida 57: Freshman Archie Goodwin scored 16 points and the host Wildcats closed the game on an 11-0 run to upset the Gators and strengthen their case for making the NCAA Tournament.

Julius Mays and Ryan Harrow added 13 points each for Kentucky (21-10, 12-6 SEC), which clinched the No. 2 seed in the SEC tournament. Alex Poythress had nine points and a game-high 12 rebounds as the Wildcats held Florida (24-6, 14-4) scoreless over the last 7:36.

Erik Murphy led the Gators with 17 points and a season-high 11 rebounds. Patric Young added 10 points.

Back-to-back Harrow layups gave Kentucky an 11-2 lead 3:46 into the game, but Murphy scored five straight as Florida rallied back, ultimately entering halftime tied at 31. Soon after a Poythress layup capped an 11-3 run that gave the Wildcats a 42-34 lead with 15:40 to go, the Gators scored eight straight to take a 46-45 lead.

Consecutive 3-pointers from Murphy and Scottie Wilbekin pushed the cushion to 57-50 with 7:36 left, but those would be Florida’s last points. Goodwin scored five straight points and Harrow made two free throws to tie the game at 57 with 4:07 left before Willie Cauley-Stein and Goodwin each made one free throw and Mays went 2-for-2 at the line to seal it with 10 seconds left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cauley-Stein had six points, eight rebounds and four blocks. … Florida has not won in Rupp Arena since 2007. … Kentucky committed just 10 turnovers.

Florida Gators

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Scottie Wilbekin 26:00 2-8 1-4 2-2 0 1 1 2 3 0 2 0 7
Kenny Boynton 35:00 4-10 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 9
Mike Rosario 28:00 2-6 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 3 2 1 4 0 6
Patric Young 24:00 5-11 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 0 1 1 10
Erik Murphy 31:00 6-11 3-6 2-2 2 9 11 0 4 0 2 0 17
Casey Prather 24:00 2-6 0-0 0-0 2 7 9 0 4 0 1 2 4
Michael Frazier II 13:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0
Will Yeguete 19:00 1-2 0-0 2-4 1 5 6 2 1 1 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 22-55 5-14 8-10 7 27 34 8 19 3 12 3 57
  40.0% 35.7% 80.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 12

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Alex Poythress 32:00 4-7 0-1 1-2 3 9 12 2 1 0 1 0 9
Ryan Harrow 31:00 5-12 1-1 2-2 0 4 4 2 3 0 1 0 13
Julius Mays 39:00 4-10 3-9 2-2 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 13
Willie Cauley-Stein 25:00 2-5 0-0 2-4 3 5 8 1 4 1 3 4 6
Archie Goodwin 35:00 5-13 0-3 6-12 1 3 4 1 3 4 2 0 16
Kyle Wiltjer 20:00 0-7 0-3 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jon Hood 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Jarrod Polson 13:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 4
TOTAL 200 22-56 4-17 13-22 10 25 35 10 13 7 9 5 61
  39.3% 23.5% 59.1% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 9