With this NCAA BB Men’s 2014-15 season winding down yesterday, Saturday the 7th of March 2015 we saw the final regular season game for both No.1 Kentucky Wildcats (31-0, 18-0 SEC -1st Southeastern Conference) playing the unranked Florida Gators (15-16, 8-10 SEC-8th in Southeast Conference) with the game played at the home court or the Wildcats, the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky and the game tipped-off at 2 PM ET and was seen on CBS
The scoring in this game was led by the Wildcats in both the 1st and 2nd half of the game, as in the 1st half the Wildcats of Kentucky outscored the Gators of Florida 30-27 as the game went to half-time break with the Wildcats having a 3 point advantage in starting the 2nd half of the game. In the 2nd half of this game the Wildcats pulled away from the Gators as they outscored them at Kentucky 67 and Florida 50 winning the game with a 17 point margin.
The leading 5 performers in this game for the Gators of Florida were guard-Hill-15 points 1 rebound 2 assists, forward-Finney-Smith-12 point’s 4 rebounds 1 assist, guard-Carter-6 points 1 rebound 3 assists, center-Horford-4 points 7 rebounds and forward-Walker-4 points and 5 rebounds.
The top 5 performances from the Wildcats of Kentucky came from forward-Lyles-14 points 6 rebounds off the bench, forward-Towns-13 points 9 rebounds 3 assists, guard-Aaron Harrison-9 points 2 rebounds 1 assist off the bench, guard-Andrew Harrison-8 points 2 rebounds 2 assists and forward-Cauley-Stein-8 points 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
In comparing the team statistics for points scored, the Gators scored 50 points as they attempted 49 field goals making 21 for 43% completion, then on 3-pointers the made 5 of 11 for 45% completion, and on field goals they made 3 of 7 for a 43% completion rate, and in this game they committed some 15 fouls.
On the other side the Wildcats scored the winning 67 points in this game as they attempted 53 field goals making 25 for 47% completion, then on 3-pointers they made 2 of 6 for 33% completion, and on field goals they made 15 of 21 for a 71% completion rate, and they committed some 9 fouls in the game, as neither team had a Technical or a Flagrant foul in this game.
The game leader for points was Hill for Florida with 15 and Lyles for Kentucky with 14, then for non-scoring tactics such as rebounds, Florida’s Horford had 7 and Kentucky’s Lyles had 14. On assists, Florida’s Carter had 3 and Kentucky’s Towns had 9 assists. On steals, Florida’s Hill had 1 and Kentucky’s Stein had 2 steals. Then on blocked shots, Florida’s Smith had 2 and Kentucky’s Towns had 6 steals.
So with the season coming to an end the Wildcats of Kentucky rout the Gators of Florida at 67-50 and finish one leg of their season with a perfect finish 31-0, but the fans and history may only recognize them as being perfect, if they continue winning with the SEC Championship and then on to a National Title. Now the only way for the fans and the media for Kentucky to be perfect are to win the SEC Title and the National Title, which no longer is the goal but the expectation of a nation.
If you Bet on College hoops at an Offshore sportsbook then stay tuned for the upcoming SEC Basketball tournament that starts on Wednesday the 11th of March. The team that should give the Wildcats their best is No.18 Arkansas 24-7 (12-5 SEC) who presently is second in the SEC standings followed by LSU at 22-9 and Georgia and Texas A&M both at 2-10.