Hot-Handed UK Hands UF Second Straight Loss

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1/12/2021 | 7 PM

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For openers, rumors of Kentucky’s demise are greatly exaggerate.

The Florida Gators, meanwhile, clearly have some problems to deal with and the Wildcats exposed them in 76-58 battering Saturday at Exactech Arena/O’Connell Center. 

UK shot 59 percent, including a blistering 66.7 in the second half, and used an early run after intermission to build an 18-point lead and went on to run the Gators out of their building. Grad-transfer guard Davion Mintz and freshman guard Brandon Boston Jr. scored 13 points each, reserve guard Keion Brooks Jr., cleared from calf injury and playing his first game since last season, came off the bench to score 12 points and grab six rebounds, while grad-transfer forward Oliver Sara threw in 10 more points. Together, the quartet paced the Wildcats (4-6, 3-0) to a third straight victory and further distanced themselves from a 1-6 start that marked the program’s worst since 1925-26. 

“For the most part, they had their way with us offensively and came in her and locked us up as well,” UF coach Mike White said. “Credit those guys.” 

The Gators (5-3, 2-2) shot

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