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#19 Kentucky defeats Florida to snap 2 game losing streak

February 3, 2019
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1st Half

Kentucky got off to a slow start trailing to Florida for most of the 1st quarter until they tied up at 15. They missed their first seven shots and fell behind 9-0 before they got their first basket on a jumper by Jaida Roper. Kentucky would get some help from Blair Green with a three, cutting the lead to 3, 9-6. Florida answered by scoring four points to lead 13-8. Florida would score another basket but Kentucky would score the last seven points to tie it a 15.

Blair Green led Kentucky with 5 points in the first quarter.

Kentucky and Florida traded three-pointers starting the 2nd quarter. The Cats finally got some momentum in the 2nd quarter taking the lead 20-18 for the first time when Howard converted a layup on a pass from Morris. UK would extend the lead on a 3 from Pascal. Florida would get within two, but Kentucky would score the last 5 to keep the lead going into the half, 30-23.

Howard led UK with 12 points. Kentucky forced 16 Florida turnovers scoring 21 points off of them.

2nd Half

Maci Morris got the 3rd quarter started with a 3 and her first points of the game extending the lead to 33-23. Florida would score the next six points, on back to back three-pointers to cut the deficit to four. Murray would score Kentucky’s next four points all on free throws as they kept the lead at 7, 37-30. Florida would continue to chip away at the lead, but Kentucky would keep the lead and end the 3rd quarter, 45-40. Kentucky built its lead on an 8-0 run taking its biggest lead of the game. Florida would get as close as 58-49. Kentucky would close out the Gators, 62-51 ending their two-game losing streak.

Kentucky returns to action Thursday when they head down to Auburn to take on the Lady Tigers at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network+.

 

 

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