Kentucky 76, Florida 58


WHAT HAPPENED: Four Kentucky players hit double-figure scoring, the Wildcats shot 67 percent percent in the second half and the result was an easy win for the visitors Saturday at Exactech Arena/O’Connell Center. Guard Davion Mintz, the transfer from Creighton, scored 13 points, backup guard Keion Brooks Jr., previously injured and playing his first game of the season, matched Mintz’s total, as did heralded freshman Brandon Boston. Wake Forest grad-transfer forward Oliver Sarr tallied 10 points, including some big buckets early in the second half to get the Cats rolling hot out of the locker room on the team’s way to pounded its way to 34 points in the paint. UK, now with three straight Southeastern Conference wins after going 1-6 in non-league play (the worst start for the storied program since 1925-26), used an early second-half blitz to fatten what was a six-point first-half lead and was never challenged after that. Florida led 10-5 early when the game was stopped for about 12 minutes due to a torn net on the Kentucky’s end. The Cats responded out of the stoppage by scoring 10 straight points, seemingly finding a groove they did not begin the game with. The scored was tied twice thereafter

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