LEXINGTON, Ky., March 5 (UPI) -- Joakim Noah had 15 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and four blocked shots Sunday as 14th-ranked Florida drilled Kentucky, 79-64.
Lee Humphrey added 17 points, three rebounds and four assists; Al Horford had 13 points and nine rebounds; and Walter Hodge had nine points and two assists for the Gators (24-6, 10-6 SEC), who have won two in a row following a three-game losing streak. Florida clinched a first-round bye in the SEC Tournament, which starts Thursday.
Reserve Joe Crawford had 21 points and three rebounds; Randolph Morris added 14 points, five rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot; and Rajon Rondo had four assists, two rebounds and three steals for the Wildcats (19-11, 9-7 SEC), who have lost two of their last three games and may need at least one win in the conference tournament to qualify for an NCAA bid.
Florida easily out-rebounded Kentucky, 37-24.