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The Cats rally from down 18 to get a momentum building win.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats were already going into a tough environment to play the Florida Gators, but they were also going to have to do it without Ashton Hagans who missed the game for personal reasons.

Right from the tip, Kentucky seemed out of sync as they were quickly down 7-0 forcing coach Cal to take an early timeout.

Kentucky would find some rhythm and would cut the lead to 11-9 but Florida had it going from deep and they pushed it to 18-9 with 10 minutes to go in the half.

The Cats were down 22-11 but were able to battle back once again and make it 25-20 with just under 6 minutes left.

Unfortunately, Kentucky’s defense was rough throughout the half without Hagans as Florida was able to drive to the rim at will.

Despite the struggles, Kentucky remained within striking distance at the half as they trailed 40-30.

In the second half, Kentucky came out strong and cut it to 40-35 but Florida answered again and extended it back out to 45-35.

Things quickly started unraveling for Kentucky as they were struggling offensively and couldn’t stop the Florida guards.

At the under 12 media timeout, the Cats found themselves down 56-39.

Kentucky did start to build some momentum after the break and a three by Keion Brooks with just under 9 minutes to play cut the lead to 61-51.

The Cats momentum continued to build as they stepped up on both ends and with 4:26 left in the game, the lead was down to 66-61 and Florida was forced to take a timeout.

Each team exchanged buckets, but Kentucky continued their climb and it was 70-67 with 1:28 to play.

Kentucky completed the major comeback with a tip in and a defensive stop to beat the Gators 71-70.

Time to get ready for the SEC Tournament next week!

Here is how Twitter reacted to the comeback:

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