|Struggling Kentucky set to host No. 11 Florida|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 08 March 2013 12:42|
It's time for another gut check.
The Wildcats host No. 11 Florida Saturday in their Southeastern Conference finale. The showdown loomed large before the setbacks, including Thursday's 72-62 loss at Georgia. Now, while Kentucky (20-10, 11-6) desperately needs a win, beating the SEC regular season champion Gators (24-5, 14-3) will be tough unless the Wildcats turn things around in a hurry.
Florida drilled Kentucky 69-52 in Gainesville on Feb. 12, the game in which Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel sustained a season-ending knee injury. The Wildcats are 3-3 without their dominating big man.
Sitting on the NCAA tournament bubble, Kentucky needs a strong performance at Rupp Arena Saturday.