GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Seriously, how fitting was it all?The Kentucky Wildcats had sliced a 22-point lead to just six with 12 minutes to go. The top-ranked Florida Gators, trying to keep their appointment with destiny, had inched the lead back out to 10, but all those among one of the liveliest crowds ever to pack the O’Connell Center were a little uneasy, just waiting for a reason to erupt.Seniors to the rescue. All four of them.In succession, Casey Prather scored three points, Will Yeguete dunked for two, Patric Young threw in a hook and Scottie Wilbekin bombed a 3-pointer.Of course, they did.”Those guys answered the bell,” Coach Billy Donovan.It was their day and with a legacy theirs of the taking, Florida’s incomparable senior class not only stayed in the moment, as their coach likes to say, but positively seized it to lead the top-ranked Gators to an 84-65 beating of the 25th-ranked Wildcats and into the Southeastern Conference record books before a crazed O’Dome crowd Saturday of 12,604.Young scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Prather hit all five of his field-goal attempts on the way to scoring 15 points. Wilbekin shook off first-half foul trouble to… Read full this story
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