UK BASKETBALL | Gators Chomp the Wildcats

01/21/2018 12:49 AM

The Kentucky Wildcats (14-5, 4-3 SEC) fell to the Florida Gators (14-5, 6-1) in Rupp Arena with a final score of 66-64.

Freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel led the way for the Cats with 10 points each.

The Cats struggled shooting from the perimeter, going just 4-17 from behind the three-point line. The team shot 40% from the field.

In his return to the lineup, freshman point guard Quade Green played 17 minutes, scoring two points. Green was 1-8 from the field and 0-4 from the arc.

In his second game as a Wildcat, freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt gave the team 13 minutes for six rebounds and four points.

Kentucky’s defense made improvements, as they held Florida to just 6 of 30 from the three, but the Cats turned the ball over 16 times.

The Cats are back in action Tuesday at home against Mississippi State. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. eastern.

Highlights:

Head Coach John Calipari’s post-game comments:

Wenyen Gabriel, sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones and freshman forward Nick Richards discuss the UK defense:

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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