The Florida Gators hung on for a second straight win, defeating Texas A&M on Senior Night at the O’Dome on Tuesday and now close out the 2014-15 regular season at undefeated Kentucky on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off at Rupp Arena in Lexington is set for 2:00 p.m. with coverage of the game airing nationally in CBS. The Baltimore Gator Club will host its finale regular season watch party for the game, meeting at The BoatHouse Canton (address below) as we search for new spots to host our parties. So get out of your house and join the Charm City Gators on Saturday as Florida looks to knock off the No. 1 team in the country on their home court.
The BoatHouse Canton
2809 Boston St.
Baltimore, Md. 21224
Sophomore Kasey Hill hit 1-of-2 free throws with six seconds left to push the Gator lead to two possessions and Florida (15-15, 8-9 SEC) hung on the beat Texas A&M, 66-62, on Senior Night, Tuesday night in Gainesville. Junior Dorian Finney-Smith came off the bench to spark the Gators with a game-high 12 points and seven rebounds while three other Gators also reached double figures for scoring. Hill scored just four points, but handed out eight assists against the Aggies.
Kentucky (30-0, 17-0 SEC) survived yet another challenge on Tuesday night, rallying to down Georgia in Athens, 72-64. The No. 1 Wildcats trailed the Bulldogs by nine with just over nine minutes to play, but finished the game on a 25-8 run to stay undefeated. Karl Anthony-Towns led Kentucky with 19 pts. and seven rebounds while the Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, contributed 16 pts. and 12 pts., respectively.
The two teams met back on Feb. 7 in Gainesville with the visiting Wildcats escaping the O’Dome with a 68-61 road victory. Kentucky hit 21-of-22 free throws in the contest while the Gators shot 50% (7-for-14) from the charity stripe. The Gators won all three meetings between the schools during the 2013-14 season after the two squads split two meetings the year prior.