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COL BKB: Florida 69, Kentucky 52

Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:30 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Scottie Wilbekin provided 14 points with eight assists Monday and No. 6 Florida took the Southeastern Conference lead with a 69-52 defeat of Kentucky.

Patric Young chipped in with 12 points and 11 boards while Casey Prather came off the bench to add 12 points for the Gators (20-3, 10-1 SEC), who grabbed sole possession of first place in the SEC with their second straight win.

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Mike Rosario (12 points) and Eric Murphy (10) also reached double figures for Florida.

The Wildcats (17-7, 8-3) saw their five-game winning streak snapped despite 10 points and six rebounds from Willie Cauley-Stein.

Kentucky freshman forward Nerlens Noel left the game with an apparent knee injury in the second half.

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