LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Darius Miller and Eric Bledsoe had 14
points apiece and No. 3 Kentucky withstood a Florida comeback with
a 74-66 victory Sunday, completing an 18-0 home season and likely
cementing its hold on a top seed in the NCAA tournament.
The Wildcats (29-2, 14-2) had already clinched their 44th
Southeastern Conference title outright with Vanderbilt's loss to
South Carolina on Saturday night. Florida (20-11, 9-7) may need to
win a few games in this week's SEC tournament in Nashville, Tenn.,
to reach the NCAAs.
On day a freshman-dominated team was honoring its seniors, it
was a sophomore - Miller - who had the hottest shooting hand for
Miller was 5 for 7 from the field, including three 3-pointers.
Miller's third 3 early in the second half stopped a 9-1 run by
Florida that had helped cut an 18-point deficit to two.
Alex Tyus had 12 for Florida.
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