12:00 PM ET, March 9, 2013
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky faces a difficult road toward an NCAA tournament bid, but the Wildcats rallied past No. 11 Florida 61-57 on Saturday to help their cause with the committee.The Gators looked ready to hand a final blow to the Wildcats' postseason hopes after a 19-5 run provided a 57-50 lead with 7½ minutes remaining. Kentucky responded by scoring the final 11 points of the game, boosting the Wildcats' NCAA prospects.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-55 (.400)||22-56 (.393)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-14 (.357)||4-17 (.235)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-10 (.800)||13-22 (.591)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|
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From Elias: Kentucky finished the regular season 12-6 in the SEC...Since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, only two SEC teams failed to make the tournament following a 12-win season. One of those schools - Kentucky in 1990-91 - was ineligible due to NCAA sanctions; the other - 2010-11 Alabama, missed the cut with a 12-4 record.
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