FLORIDA vs KENTUCKY
When: Saturday, 5 p.m. (EST)
Where: Exactech Arena/O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Fla.
Records: Florida (5-2, 2-1); Kentucky (3-6, 2-0)
TV: ESPN (Bob Wischusen and Dick Vitale)
Radio: Gator IMG Sports Network (Mick Hubert and Lee Humphrey)
Saturday’s date with Kentucky will mark just the third home game for the Gators this season.
Two teams off to unique starts to the season (both the regular and Southeastern Conference seasons) square off at the O’Dome, with the winner ending the day no worse than a half-game (if Kentucky) or full game (if Florida) out of first place in the league standings. … The Gators, after starting with two nice conference victories, are coming off a one-sided 86-71 loss at Alabama, which used a 20-4 run early in the second half to turn a tie game into a laugher. The Wildcats have bounced back from a 1-6 start (including six straight losses) that was the program’s worst in nearly a century by winning their first two SEC games in come-from-behind fashion; first at Mississippi State in double-overtime, then with a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final seconds Tuesday night at home against Vanderbilt for a 77-74 win. Kentucky and Alabama are the lone unbeaten teams in the SEC,