For at least 30 minutes, No. 14 Kentucky proved it could compete with one of the best teams in the country. The Wildcats just couldn’t sustain the effort down the stretch in a 69-59 loss to third-ranked Florida on Saturday night that ended their four-game winning streak and 22-game run at Rupp Arena.
Julius Mays’ two free throws with 9.4 seconds remaining capped Kentucky’s comeback from a seven-point deficit for a 61-57 upset of No. 11 Florida on Saturday that revived its NCAA tournament prospects.
It’s been four years since the Kansas Jayhawks took the floor to play for the national championship. During that game, a point guard hit a buzzer-beating 3-point shot to force overtime.