No. 16 Florida vs. No. 1 Kentucky
When/where: noon; O'Connell Center, Gainesville
TV/radio: Ch. 10; 620-AM
Records: Florida 22-8, 10-5 SEC; Kentucky 29-1, 15-0
Notable: The Gators and Wildcats meet for the second time this season. Kentucky won 78-58 on Feb. 7. … UK is trying to become the third team since 1956 to go undefeated in SEC play. It also did so in 1996 and 2003. … UF has lost four of seven. … Coach Billy Donovan, whose Gators lost 77-67 at Vanderbilt on Tuesday, said he hopes the extra time to prepare is a benefit. "Going into (this) game and then … not playing again until Friday (in the SEC tournament), they need this practice time to shore up some things we need to shore up with (F Will Yeguete, broken foot) being out," he said. … Florida is 2-8 all-time vs. No. 1 teams, including 0-8 vs. Kentucky. It's the third time the Gators play the No. 1 team at home (UK, 1954 and 1978).
SEC Tournament seeds
Tennessee's victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday left both at 10-6 in the SEC. A win by Florida today puts it at 11-5 and earns it the No. 2 seed. But a loss creates a three-way tie for No. 2, and Tennessee would get it because it went 3-1 in games among the teams (2-0 against Florida, 1-1 against Vanderbilt). Vanderbilt (2-2) would be No. 3 and Florida (1-3) No. 4.
Antonya English, Times staff writer