Talking points and key numbers from Kentucky's 64-49 victory over Florida on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Nashville:
■ The beat goes on. Florida played tough and Billy Donovan had a sound game plan, but the Cats still pulled away easily in the end.
■ It is clear the best way to face the Kentucky defense is to spread the floor and attack with penetration. Teams that can kick out and hit three-pointers are even more dangerous. Florida could not hit the three-pointer.
■ Freshmen Tyler Ulis and Karl-Anthony Towns came up big for the Cats.
■ The Cats need Devin Booker to find his shooting eye. He has made 12 of his last 42 three-pointers and has not made more than two in a game since Jan. 31.
■ A 10-man platoon system? Eight Cats played more than two minutes and four played at least 27 minutes.
NUMBERS DON'T LIE
■ The Cats won going away despite shooting only 37.5 percent.
■ Kentucky made 19 fouls shots, Florida made three.
■ Andrew Harrison did not commit a turnover in 32 minutes.
■ Willie Cauley-Stein and Trey Lyles combined to make three of 17 shots.
■ The Cats turned it over seven times. Remember when a pressing defense was the trademark of Billy Donovan's teams?
■ The Gators' top two scorers, Dorian Finney-Smith and Michael Frazier, combined to hit two of 14 shots and score six points.
■ Florida made two of 11 three-point shots.
■ Less than four minutes into the game, John Calipari had to call a timeout and get his second unit in. Florida led 10-5.
■ Did UK start flat? Florida started 5-for-7 from the field and grabbed six of the first seven rebounds.
■ Both teams were 1-for-6 on three-pointers in the first half.
■ Kentucky had only two assists in the first half; Florida had nine.
■ The Cats did not have a dunk until 10 minutes remained
Kentucky plays the winner of LSU-Auburn on Saturday at 1 p.m. (ESPN). The Cats beat Auburn 110-75 in Rupp Arena during the regular season and barely pulled out a 71-69 win at LSU. The Cats, expected to be a No. 1 seed, find out Sunday night who they will be playing in the NCAA Tournament.