Gators Get Double-Digit Win Over Kentucky, Retain 1st Place in SEC
GAINESVILLE- Two games removed from their only conference loss of the season, the Florida Gator basketball team appears to have regained its form following a 69-52 win over Kentucky Tuesday night.
Five Gators scored in double-digits, led by former The Rock standout Scottie Wilbekin with 14 points, 8 assists, and two steals.
Casey Prather was another bright spot for the Gators, with the junior forward scoring 8 points in the first half and finishing with 12.
Among the Gators celebration was a scary moment for Kentucky star freshman Nerlens Noel, who injured his left knee crashing into the basket support as he blocked a Mike Rosario layup attempt in the second half.
Noel was carried off the court by his teammates and taken to the hospital.
Gators head coach Billy Donoavn wished Noel well, and said the play was indicative of Noel's heart and athleticism, to come from behind to block Roasario's breakaway attempt.
Florida (20-3, 11-1) is now two games clear of everyone else in SEC play, with a road game at Auburn coming up this Saturday.
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