When they meet in the SEC semifinals today at 1 p.m. ET here in New Orleans, Kentucky and Florida know the other all too well. This will be their
sixth fifth meeting in just a little over a year. Kentucky has won the previous five four, starting with a 76-68 win in Rupp Arena on Feb. 26 of last year. The Cats then beat the Gators 70-54 in the finals of the SEC Tournament in Atlanta. This season, UK beat Florida 78-58 in Rupp Arena on Feb. 7, then 74-59 in Gainesville just last Sunday.
To win a sixth straight over Florida, the Cats may have to get a better game from Darius Miller, who went scoreless against LSU on Friday. Miller scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds in last year’s conference title game win over Billy Donovan’s club. He had scored 24 points against the Gators in Rupp a month earlier. In two games against Florida this year, Miller has scored 15 points, hitting just one of six three-pointers.
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SEC and Big Blue Links:
- My column: Kentucky finds the SEC Tournament valuable after all
- Terrence Jones gives UK needed lift in SEC opener
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has his hustle rewarded with shots
- Click here for Herald-Leader photo gallery from UK-LSU
- Kidd-Gilchrist keeps a family photo close on the road
- Gators use the three-pointer to advance in New Orleans
- Florida stems Tide to earn rematch with Kentucky in semifinals
- Florida reaches SEC Tournament semifinals with win over Alabama
- Florida escapes with a much-needed victory
- Could third time be a charm for the Gators against Kentucky?
- Three things to watch for when Cats and Gators meet today
- Bozich: Kentucky basketball tempts fate and pulls one out
- Mock NCAA women’s selection process a real myth-buster
- Kentucky basketball moves past LSU 60-51
- LSU’s physical play forced Kentucky into 18 turnovers
- Kidd-Gilchrist and Lamb helped UK stem the first-half tide
- Teague and Miller get off to a disappointing tournament start
- It was a tough day at the office for Marquis Teague
- Kentucky breathes a sigh of relief
- Kentucky escapes with a come-from-behind win over LSU
- Florida thinks it knows what to expect in round three with Cats
- Tennessee’s NCAA bid chances take a hit with loss to Ole Miss
- Tennessee goes long, but comes up short
- Vanderbilt advances by holding Georgia to 41 points