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Twitter reactions to Kentucky’s loss to Florida

Tough pill to swallow, but a familiar one for Kentucky this season.

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It seems like an eternity, but not long ago, this same Kentucky Wildcats team started conference play 3-0 before a big showdown with Alabama.

The Cats weren’t up to that challenge that day, and the season quickly tanked after the loss.

The stage on Saturday’s was set similarly, as UK put their three-game winning streak on the line inside Rupp Arena.

No matter the result, I anticipated Twitter would be an emotional place for Kentucky fans this afternoon.

Early on, the vibes were terrific after a fast start fueled by BJ Boston and Davion Mintz. It’s clear that this new run and gun style offense is proving to transform UK’s entire offensive approach.

Kentucky would go on to score 39 points in the first half.

Despite playing swarming defense for a good portion of the first 20 minutes, a Florida run cut the lead to just one point.

Things didn’t come easy in half number two, but if nothing else, the Cats fought all day long.

The game went back and forth with both teams responding to runs from the opposing side.

A Jacob Toppin put back slam gave the Cats a 63-62 lead at the under four minute timeout.

The stage was set.

Despite this game not meaning much in terms of Kentucky’s postseason future, it still had the feel of a very important last four minutes.

After clawing to the end, it just wasn’t enough and Kentucky falls to Florida.

Again — this doesn’t matter much, but it’s definitely deflating to come up short after so much momentum has been built the past few weeks.

Davion Mintz balled out and finished with 21 points.

Here’s what Twitter had to say about the heartbreaker.

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