Kentucky Edges Florida 68-65: Box Score of the Day
CHN now features a live scoreboard, stats, standings, etc.. here. Occasionally, we'll be featuring a box score of the day, with some commentary on why the box score is interesting. It might be involve a huge upset, a big personal effort, some odd statistical, occurrences, or other intriguing tidbit.
Box Score of the Day:
Today's pick is.. Kentucky's 68-65 Win Over Florida.
Trailing by 6 with 4 minutes to go, Jodie Meeks came alive and carried Kentucky on his back. He scored 10 points down the stretch including the game-winning three with 5 seconds left. Meeks' heroics not only saved the game for Kentucky, but potentially their NCAA Tournament at-large hopes. UK entered the game having lost 3 games in a row, including two at home.
For Florida, not surprising that Nick Calathes was basically a one-man show. The sophomore guard set a career high with 33 points, but he was held without a field goal in the final 4 minute period that Meeks took over. The Gators didn't shoot particularly well, finishing at 40% from the floor, and missing 9 big free throws. Despite these poor shooting #'s, Florida was kept in the game due to Kentucky's usual turnover issues.
A couple other statistical notes. Kevin Galloway, who had only managed 6 assists since New Year's, set a career high out of nowhere with 9 assists. Rarely used big man Josh Harrellson scored 11 points on 5-6 shooting, including 6 points in a crucial stretch mid-way through the 2nd half.