Gators Don't Have The Horses To Run With Kentucky

Kentucky defeated Florida 89-77 in a game that demonstrated the difference between UK's elite bigs and UF's incomplete ones. The Wildcats (17-0, 2-0 SEC) scored 50 points in the paint, as Florida (11-5, 0-2) continues to struggle inside on defense. Those chances inside are what led to the Cats shooting better than 50%. 

On the other end, Kenny Boynton (12pts, 5-17fg), Erving Walker (20pts, 6-15fg) and Alex Tyus (17pts, 5-12fg) all scored in double figures. But UF got to 77 points the hard way, shooting 38% and making 8-27 from 3-point range. The Gators furious second half comeback was nice, but the Gator teams seen as failures the last two seasons did the same thing; comeback and don't finish.

The long view of this is that Florida simply has no answer for John Wall (19pts, 6ast, 4reb), Patrick Patterson (15pts, 7reb), or Eric Bledsoe (25pts, 7reb, 5ast). Bledsoe might be the fourth option on a stacked UK team and he was outstanding. There is nothing wrong with UF not defeating the No. 2 team in the country. But an 0-2 start cannot be a sign of a hole opening up under the Gators. They face LSU on Saturday.

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