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Florida forward Will Yeguete (15) and center Patric Young (4) celebrate after Florida defeated Kentucky 84-65 in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
Men’s Top 25 basketball: No. 1 Florida first to go 18-0 in SEC
First Published Mar 08 2014 09:29 pm • Last Updated Mar 08 2014 11:54 pm

Gainesville, Fla. • Patric Young scored 18 points in his final home game and No. 1 Florida routed 25th-ranked Kentucky 84-65 Saturday, becoming the first team in Southeastern Conference history to go 18-0 in league play.

Fellow seniors Casey Prather (15) and Scottie Wilbekin (13) also reached double figures for the Gators (29-2, 18-0), who have won 23 straight this season and 32 in a row at home.

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Coach Billy Donovan called timeout with 36.9 seconds remaining to get his four seniors another standing ovation.

They certainly deserved this one.

Young, Prather, Wilbekin and fellow starter Will Yeguete have now won 113 games in four seasons, four shy of tying the school record held by Walter Hodge.

The latest one seemed a lock early but was in doubt for a while in the second half.

Julius Randle led the Wildcats (22-9, 12-6) with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

West Virginia 92, No. 8 Kansas 86 • In Morgantown, W.Va, Eron Harris scored 28 points, Juwan Staten added 24 and West Virginia withstood 41 points by Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins.

The Mountaineers (17-14, 9-9 Big 12) led by as many as 25 points early in the second half before watching Kansas tear into the deficit behind Wiggins, who fouled out in the final seconds after setting a season high in scoring.

Devin Williams, WVU’s star freshman, had a season-high 22 points along with 13 rebounds.


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