Kentucky Beats Florida In Season Finale

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

the Wildcats.

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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