FINAL: No. 7 Florida 69, No. 25 Kentucky 52.
ESPN reports Noel’s status still undetermined. If X-rays are needed, will have to go to university hospital.
Cats are down 63-45 with five minutes to go
Florida 59-45 over Kentucky with 7:16 left.
Miles Simon RT @milessimon: Tore my ACL twice, knee buckled same way and I pray that that’s not what happened to Nerlens.
JR Smith @TheRealJRSmith
Damn feel bad for this kid! #UK
Noel being carried off by teammates. Absolutely no weight on knee at all
Did not look good. Knee buckled.immediately screaming in pain.
Noel down holding knee.
Dick Vitale: U”K fans Have to face reality. This is just a good basketball team, limited in many areas.”
MAys hits a much-needed three to cut lead to 47-34
Timeout UK with 17:02 left. Fla up by 17. Largest SEC deficit of season for Cats
Three on one. Goodwin charge. Murphy cans a three. Cats cant handle this environment.
Kentucky 10 field goals, 11 turnovers in first half.
And instead, they let FLA score, and its 38-25 at the half. Actually could have been worse way Cats were playing.
Wiltjer canned a three to cut lead to 36-25 with nuder a minute left. A stop and score makes halftime deficit just single digits.
5-0 spurt by Cats showing they have some life.
34-19 after thunderous Casey Prather dunk.
Another charge, this time by WCS. These young Cats just cant handle this Florida pressure.
Florida guards just overpowering Harrow and Mays so far. Nine turnovers already.
Florida draining threes now. Up 31-19
Scratch that. 25-15
24-15 at 5:15 mark. UK cant find a way to score now. Noel on bench with two fouls.
22-15 Gators now. UK really struggling against press
Wiljter running hook shot now has it at 18-15 Gators
Archie with a nice tear drop. 16-13
Gators respond with 6-0 run. Now lead 16-11
11-10 now after high-lo action from WCS to AP
Polson hits a 3. Gotta get some good minutes from him tonight.
10-6 Gators now. Pressure by FLA really upping the tempo.
Rosario 3 caps FLA 8-0 run. Gators lead 8-4 now
3 from Murphy cuts lead to 4-3
And Archie with a charge
AP and-1 has UK up 4-0
Julius Mays played against Gators last season w Wright State. Scored 21 pts on 8 of 11 shooting.
UK usual starters: Noel, Goodwin, Harrow, Poythress and Mays