The eighth-ranked Florida Gators knew they had a tough task ahead of them as they invaded Rupp Arena this evening to take on the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. That task looks even tougher now that they've gone into the locker room down 38-26 at the half.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Doron Lamb are powering the Wildcats so far with ten points apiece while Kidd-Gilchrist almost has himself a double-double already thanks to nine rebounds. Anthony Davis has six for Kentucky as well.
The Gators jumped out to an early 5-0 lead but it was fleeting.
They scored a mere 11 points in the final eleven minutes and the Wildcats eventually closed the half on a 21-9 run to blow things wide open. Florida will have to come up with a solid gameplan to overcome Kidd-Gilchrist and Lamb in the second half. Easier said than done.