Recapping Kentucky's 64-49 victory over Florida on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Nashville:
The Southeastern Conference Tournament is in Nashville but, as expected, the arena was a sea of blue. Florida came out strong, hitting five of its first seven shots and outrebounding UK 6-1. The Gators led 12-7. Florida got uncontested shots inside and led most of the early going. The Cats did not look sharp and hit only 36.4 percent in the first half but led 31-27 at the break. Kentucky came out stronger in the second half, and the crowd let loose when an Aaron Harrison three-pointer capped a 9-0 run and UK led 42-31 with 14:03 left. The Cats could not shake the Gators for a while but after the UK lead dwindled to 50-45, Karl-Anthony Towns went to work inside and a Tyler Ulis three-pointer opened up a 62-47 lead. Kentucky is 32-0.
■ Ulis (four assists, one turnover in 32 minutes) came in and steadied the Cats after a shaky start.
■ The Cats took the Gators' best punch and proceeded.
■ Another strong performance from the twins.
■ Towns is becoming dominant (13 points, 12 rebounds).
■ Once again, UK fans make a tournament game a home atmosphere for the Cats.
■ The Kentucky defense continues to struggle with dribble penetration at times.
■ As the tournament proceeds, UK needs to come out of the gate more ready to play.