Second half bloggery right here...
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GAINESVILLE -- UF guard Walter Hodge makes 1 of 2 free throws to give UF a 60-53 lead and then walks off into the sunset on Senior Day. Nice career kid. GAME OVER
Kentucky came out of the 30-second timeout and was called for a shot-clock violation. On the next possession, the 'Cats tossed yet another turnover. This Kentucky team is terrible. For the record, UF and UK have combined for a season-high 34 turnovers. UF 57, UK 48 after an Erving Walker free throw, 1:28.
--Florida pep band plays Bon Jovi's Living on a Prayer with 3:20 left. Art imitating life!
Kentucky with a 4-0 run but UF freshman Erving Walker answers with a three-pointer. UK's Perry Stevenson dunks it with 4:54 left but UF answers with a steal by a Walter Hodge and a layup. Timeout. This place hasn't been this loud all season! UF 56, UK 48, 3:23. Walter Hodge with 15 points while Calathes has five (2-9).
--Paul Simon time. Da-dat-dat-dat! Da-dat-dat-dat! 7:55 left.
--ANOTHER! Florida turnover converted into a quick UK lay-up. This time Erving Walker was intercepted by Kevin Galloway. Galloway made it UF 47, UK 40, 8:02. Tyus is back in the game.
Alex Tyus is hurt with 10:18 left. He just walked into the locker room with a UF trainer. Florida and Kentucky have combined for 27 turnovers. The good news? Florida is in the bonus and Dan Werner just made a pair. UF 47, UK 38, 9:09.
Nick Calathes isn't having the best basketball game of his career today. He only has three points on 1 of 6 shooting and has thrown away some pretty bad turnovers. But the Gators are leading 43-36 with 11:39 left. Can the Gators hit their foul shots down the stretch? Kentucky will test them.
Kenny Kadji just bounced a pass off of the side of Dan Werner's head. Go jeez. Walter Hodge made his thir three-pointer of the game to give UF a 40-30 lead.
Five quick points cut UF's lead to 37-30. The 'Cats converted a Nick Calathes turnover into a Jodie Meeks three-pointer. Meeks is heating up. UF 37, UK 30.
The first foul shot of the game came with 14:58 after Alex Tyus was fouled while scoring under the basket. The play was initiated by a great turnver from Dan Werner and an equally impressive no-look from Nick Calathes. Tyus made the free throw. UF 37, UK 25, 14:58.
--Erving Walker made his first three-pointer of the game with 15:44 left in the second half. Nice play after sprinting off a screen at the top of the key.
--Jodie Meeks nails a three to start the second half. It's his first trey of the game (1 of 5). He has attempted every UK three-pointer. UF 31, UK 25.
[Reading Donovan's lips, he didn't like that foul call on Hodge attempting to strip Meeks.]