Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs. Florida

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–Kentucky is 20-8 overall, 8-6 in the Southeastern Conference. Florida is 22-6, 11-3 in league play.
leads the series 89-33, including 46-8 in Lexington.
–Kentucky has a 163-52 record against SEC East teams since the league split into divisions in 1991-92.
–This is the 55th 20-win season in Kentucky history.
–Today’s win marks the 500th collegiate-career victory for Kentucky Coach John Calipari. Calipari has a collegiate record of 500-151 (76.8 percentage).
–Kentucky closes out the 2010-11 home Tuesday against Vanderbilt at 9 p.m. The Senior Night game will be televised by ESPN.

First-Half Facts

–Kentucky used the lineup of Brandon Knight, Doron Lamb, Darius Miller, and Josh Harrellson for the third time this season.
–Doron Lamb opened the scoring with a driving banker on ’s first possession at 18:57.
–An intense, closely played first half resulted in Kentucky holding a 34-33 lead at intermission. The teams were separated by no more than four points for the entire half.

Second-Half Stats

–Kentucky scored the first five points of the second half to go ahead 39-33, the largest lead of the game to that point. Florida bounced back promptly to tie the game at 41.
–Tied at 41, Kentucky gradually built the lead to 11 points at 69-58, topped with a huge play by Darius Miller. Doron Lamb missed a three-pointer but Miller flashed across the court to soar for the rebound. Miller got the ball back and drained a three-pointer at 4:13 to give its 69-58 advantage.
–Kentucky got its biggest lead at 12 points, 73-61.
–Florida edged as close as six points at 74-68, but the Gators got no closer and the Wildcats won 76-68.

Team Notes

–Today’s hard-fought contest featured eight ties and 10 lead changes. As a matter of contrast, in ’s previous six SEC home wins this season, there were a total of only two ties and five lead changes.
shot 51.7 percent from the field, making 30 of 58 shots. The Wildcats are 11-0 this season (29-0 under Coach Calipari) when making at least half their field-goal attempts.
–UK, the SEC’s stingiest turnover team at 11.2 turnovers per game, had only seven miscues today. It’s the second-lowest of the season as had six turnovers vs. Indiana.
–Kentucky is 32-0 at Rupp Arena under Coach John Calipari. It is the second-longest streak for a coach in Rupp Arena behind Rick Pitino’s 33-straight home wins in 1992-94.
has won 33 in a row at home, beginning with the 2009 NIT game at Memorial Coliseum and continuing with the last 32 at Rupp.
–It is the second-longest active home win streak in the nation.
–It is tied for the third-longest home streak in school history. UK won 129-consecutive home games at Alumni Gymnasium and Memorial Coliseum from 1943-55 and 39 straight in Alumni from 1933-36.
–Kentucky has made at least one three-point shot in 775 consecutive games.

Individual Notes

Brandon Knight scored 16 points and had six assists with no turnovers.

–Has scored in double figures in 23-consecutive games and 27 of 28 games this season. It’s the longest streak since Jodie Meeks had 32-straight double-figure games in 2008-09.

Darius Miller poured in a career-high 24 points.

–It’s the second-consecutive home game in which Miller has posted a career-high scoring total. He had 22 points last Saturday vs. South Carolina.
–Miller also had a fine floor game with three assists and three blocked shots.

Josh Harrellson claimed a game-high 12 rebounds. It’s his 13th double-figure rebounding game of the season.