2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
24-5, 1st in SEC
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Wildcats defense makes the difference vs. Gators (2:30)
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Impact performers: Saturday stars (1:09)

ESPN Stats and Information  

With 33 points against Florida, Malik Monk has reached the 20-point mark 16 times -- or in 55 percent of his games at Kentucky. That's the highest percentage of games scoring 20 points by any Kentucky player in eight seasons under John Calipari (minimum 12 20-point games). Closest to Monk is Jamal Murray, who scored 20 points in 50 percent of his games with the Wildcats (18 games).

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Malik Monk has 27 of Kentucky's 64 points, 24 of which have come in the first 14 minutes of the second half. He's cooking. Without him (freshman point DeAaron Fox is out with an injury) it's easy to imagine Florida way ahead at this point in the game.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Malik Monk's ability to go from lost and adrift to incredible within the same game is downright Russ Smith-like.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

The eyes of Kentucky will be on Mychal Mulder in its showdown for first place in the SEC against Florida. Mulder is making his first start of the season in place of freshman guard De'Aaron Fox, who is out with a knee injury

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Florida-Kentucky a virtual SEC title game

Kentucky or Florida has won at least a share of the last seven regular-season SEC titles, and according to ESPN's BPI, Saturday's winner will have a 99 percent chance to win at least a share of this season's championship.

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Which highly rated team is poised for early exit? (0:46)
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Tale of the Tape: UF vs. UK (4:22)
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Florida vs. Kentucky: Who's the stronger team? (3:03)
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SEC co-leaders will collide at Rupp

Florida and Kentucky, both 13-2 in league play, have accounted for at least a share of each of the previous seven regular-season SEC titles. The Gators' 22-point win over UK on Feb. 4 was Florida's largest in the 90-year series. (Saturday, 2 p.m. ET) Preview

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SEC Bracketology (3:05)
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Recruiting Nation: Ole Miss violations

Matt Schick and Gerry Hamilton discuss the impact of the latest notice of allegations at Ole Miss. Plus, an interview with the No. 7 propsect in the ESPN100, Kevin Knox.

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Rebounding a key in Florida-Kentucky rematch (0:53)
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SEC Tourney Takeover (5:31)
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Mavs fans have plenty to be excited about in Noel (1:26)
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Adebayo joins elite SEC company

With his 22 points and career-high 15 rebounds in Tuesday night's win over Missouri, Bam Adebayo became the third SEC player this season with 20 points and 15 boards in a game, joining Ole Miss' Sebastian Saiz and South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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BPI: Loaded slates Saturday, Monday

ESPN's BPI gives the two highest quality matchup ratings of the week to the two biggest games Monday night: West Virginia-Baylor and UNC-UVA. Saturday's slate isn't too shabby, either.

Team Stats

Points Per Game88.24th
Rebounds Per Game40.611th
Assists Per Game16.4Tied-29th
Points Allowed72.8Tied-194th

Tournament History

Final Fours17
Tournament Record123-50
Championship Seasons1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
Tournament Appearances56