Kentucky chomps Florida at Rupp Arena
The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team (16-7, 7-3 SEC) beat the Florida Gators (13-10, 7-4 SEC) 72-67 inside Rupp Arena Saturday night.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team (16-7, 7-3 SEC) beat the Florida Gators (13-10, 7-4 SEC) 72-67 inside Rupp Arena Saturday night.
The Cats started the game on a 5-0 run. They had a 33-22 halftime lead with seniors Jacob Toppin and CJ Fredrick each giving UK nine points. Senior forward Oscar Tshiebwe, who averages a double-double had just two points in the half. Florida was just 7-26 shooting in the first half.
At the half, UK retired Mike Pratt’s number 22 jersey.
With 3:35 to play, Tshiebwe fouled out, finishing with 15 rebounds (8 defensive) and just four points, going 2-14 from the field. Cason Wallace, who wear’s the same number as Pratt, led UK’s scoring effort with 20 points, three blocks, a steal, two assists and three defensive rebounds. Toppin notched a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
UF senior forward Colin Castleton led all scorers with 25 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks.
Up next: Kentucky hosts Arkansas (16-7, 5-5 SEC) Tuesday at Rupp Arena. Tip-off is set for 9:00 P.M. EST on ESPN.
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