Kentucky finding its footing offensively helped them overcome an 11-point second half deficit vs. Florida, but the comeback wouldn’t have been possible without some superb defense.
For the third time in four games, Kentucky held its opponent to 55 points or less. Fifty-five is a pretty special number. Under John Calipari, the Cats are a perfect 70-0 when keeping the opponent to 55 points or less, including 6-0 this season. They’re 165-7 when holding their opponent to 63 points or less. After allowing Florida to hit 43.3 percent from the field in the first half, the Cats held the Gators to 27.3 percent in the second. Down 10 with 12:32 left, they outscored Florida 34-12.
How impressive has Kentucky’s defense been during SEC play? Check out this stat from Corey Price:
Kentucky's defense the last 7 games: 57.1 points allowed per game, 36.1% field goal percentage defense, 29.9% 3-point field goal percentage defense, +9.1 rebounding margin per game
— Corey Price (@coreyp08) February 2, 2019