Kentucky-Florida Postgame Notes

Feb. 12, 2013

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  • Kentucky falls to 17-7 overall and 8-3 in Southeastern Conference action. Florida improves to 20-3 and 10-1 in league play.
  • UK still leads the series 93-34 and 33-23 when the game is played in Gainesville.
  • UK falls to 13-11 against opponents who are ranked No. 7 by the Associated Press.
  • Kentucky owns an all-time 4-3 record as the 25th-ranked team as tabbed by the AP.
  • Kentucky returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 16 when UK travels to Tennessee for a rematch with the Volunteers. Game time is set for 1 p.m. ET and will air live on CBS.

Team Game Notes

  • The loss snapped a season-long five-game winning streak for the Wildcats.
  • UK used the starting combination of Archie Goodwin, Ryan Harrow, Julius Mays, Nerlens Noel and Alex Poythress. That starting combination is now is 8-2 when starting that lineup.
  • Kyle Wiltjer was the first sub off the bench for the Blue and White. He's been the first substitution a team-leading 11 times.
  • Wiltjer connected on Kentucky's first 3-point attempt in the first half to extend UK's 3-point streak to 851 consecutive games which is a standard that ranks as the third longest such streak in the nation.
  • Kentucky trailed 38-25 at the half. UK is 1-6 when trailing at the break. The 13-point deficit marked the largest hole of the season for UK at the half. The previous high was 11 at Notre Dame.
  • Florida shot nearly 50 percent from the field. Prior to tonight's contest, UK had held seven of its last eight opponents to below .400 shooting.

Individual Player Notes

#3 Nerlens Noel

  • Continued his streak of pulling down at least six rebounds in every game this season with six total boards.
  • Has tallied at least one block in all 24 games this season.

#5 Jarrod Polson

  • Connected on a 3-pointer for the second consecutive game. The back-to-back outings with a made long ball marks the first time in his career he has achieved the feat.

#10 Archie Goodwin

  • Tied a career-high with three steals.

#15 Willie Cauley-Stein

  • Scored in double-figure for the third-consecutive game, marking a career-long streak. He posted a team-high 10 points in tonight's game.

#22 Alex Poythress

  • Swiped a career-high two steals, while also matching a career-best with two assists.

#34 Julius Mays

  • Posted double-figure scoring in four-straight games with 10 points in tonight's game.
  • Has connected on multiple 3-pointers in nine of the last 10 games after connecting on 2-of-5 from behind the arc tonight.