Trey Lyles had 10 of his 14 points come in the first half and finished with 6 rebounds for the Wildcats. Karl Anthony-Towns contributed 13 points, 9 rebounds, 6 blocks, and 3 assists for a Kentucky team that finished 18-0 in conference play.
Aaron Harrison added 9 points while Willie Cauley-Stein and Andrew Harrison each had 8. The Wildcats shot 47 percent from the floor for the game, and outrebounded the Gators 31-26. Cauley-Stein had 7 rebounds to lead the attack.
Kasey Hill finished with 15 points and Dorian Finney-Smith added 12 in a losing effort for Florida. The Gators finished shooting just 43 percent from the floor and was outscored 46-13 in bench points. Billy Donovan's team has struggled in conference play, finishing 8-10 in the SEC a year after finishing 21-0 in the conference.
Florida trailed by 3 points at the half and scored 10 points off of 7 Wildcat turnovers in the first half. The Gators did outscore Kentucky 11-2 in fast-break points and 18-16 in the paint. But the Wildcats were able to pull away in the second half, helped out by 12-of-16 shooting from the free throw line.
The Wildcats will take their perfect regular season record into the SEC tournament, which they won't play until Friday. The Florida Gators take a 15-16 overall record into the tourney and will face Alabama on Thursday.