Kentucky's earned their first conference win of the season with just one attempt to do so, going into the New Year undefeated with a 1-0 SEC record. We knew their trip down to Gainesville would be a difficult one, and it sure was as it was resolved in the final minute of the game with the 'Cats winning 87-85.
The loss for the Gators pushes their program to 10-4 through the first fourteen and Kentucky survives the road challenge, retaining their top-six ranking with hopes to continue climbing in the poll come Monday. Looking at the game, the leading scorers for the blue team were Antonio Reeves (19), DJ Wagner (14), and Reed Sheppard (14) as eight players made it on the scoreboard with five of them hitting double-digits. Here's the full stat sheet below.
Kentucky is now 11-2 (1-0) and will make their way back to Lexington this afternoon to rest up before their Tuesday night matchup at home versus Missouri, which will start at 7:00 pm.