Kentucky basketball is back on track with consecutive wins over Mississippi State and Tennessee. Their record in Southeastern Conference play is 9-5, which now stands alone as third-best following Texas A&M’s victory over Tennessee last night.
With four games remaining on Kentucky’s regular season schedule, the Wildcats control their destiny to a Top-4 seed for the SEC Tournament. That challenge starts tonight at Florida.
The Gators gave Kentucky a serious fight earlier this month. But Florida lost star forward Colin Castleton a week ago to a broken hand, leaving a major hole inside at both ends of the court.
During the first matchup, Castleton really made an impact on reigning National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe. Kentucky’s big man scored just four points on 2-14 shooting and fouled out of the game. Meanwhile, Castleton scored 25 points and shot over 56%.
Freshman Cason Wallace was Kentucky’s MVP of that first matchup, scoring 20 points and putting on a defensive masterpiece with three blocks and a steal. He has massively struggled shooting the basketball over the course of the last few games, but will have a prime opportunity to get back on track tonight.
Tip-off for Kentucky’s game at Florida is scheduled for 7 PM ET with coverage on ESPN.
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