UK Men's Basketball

Fast break: A quick summary of Kentucky's 74-59 victory over Florida

UK's Anthony Davis blocked a shot by Florida's Patric Young as the the University of Kentucky played the University of Florida in the O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Fl.,  Sunday, March 04, 2012. This is first  half men's college basketball action.
UK's Anthony Davis blocked a shot by Florida's Patric Young as the the University of Kentucky played the University of Florida in the O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Fl., Sunday, March 04, 2012. This is first half men's college basketball action. Herald-Leader

Talking points

Terrence Jones scored UK's first eight points, and the Cats jumped out 11-4. The pace was fast, and the Gators hit a couple of three-pointers to take a 14-13 lead. Darius Miller sparked a 12-0 run for UK. The Cats made it look easy on offense as the lead reached 38-22. The Gators finished the half on a 10-2 run, and UK's lead was 40-32. The Gators came out running in the second half and were within two, 46-44. Anthony Davis then showed why he's a top candidate for Player of the Year, and UK pulled back out 54-44. The UK defense went into lockdown mode, and the Cats made it 16-0 in the SEC.

Telling numbers

■ Terrence Jones shot 7-for-8 to start the game, and UK started 17-for-28.

■ While the pace seemed frantic, Florida had only two fast-break points in the first half. UK had none for the game.

■ 16-0. It's hard to beat perfect.

■ Florida was 2-for-11 on three-pointers in the second half.

■ Bradley Beal was 1-for-10 shooting. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist does the small things again.

■ Patric Young was 10-for-15 shooting. The rest of the Gators were 11-for-40.

Thumbs up

■ Terrence Jones had a mismatch early and took it to the Gators. He looked like the pre-season All-American he was.

■ Anthony Davis showed a lot of promise early this year, but we don't know that anyone expected this.

Thumbs Down

■ Kentucky's transition defense was slow getting back at times.

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