The “class of the SEC” face off on national television on Saturday afternoon, as the #1-ranked Florida Gators host the Kentucky Wildcats in Gainesville. Florida has already wrapped up the regular season title in the SEC on the strength of a 17-0 record in conference play, but they can finish off a perfect slate while maintaining their stranglehold on the #1 overall seed with a victory here.
Florida is one of the the few teams in America with a top-12 unit on both sides of the ball, as they currently rank 11th in offensive efficiency and 8th in defensive efficiency nationally. However, the balanced, structured style of the Gators could be put to the test against one of the only teams in the country who can match-up with them from a talent standpoint.
Kentucky enters this game reeling a bit as losers of 3 of their last 6 games, but you could easily make an argument for the Wildcats as the most talented team in the country. Julius Randle, James Young, and company will have to put together their best performance of the season in order to have a puncher’s chance to win in Gainesville, but if the stars align, they can compete for 40 minutes.
Here’s how you can watch all the action on Saturday:
Date: March 8
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Location: Gainesville, FL
Arena: Stephen C. O’Connell Center
TV Info: CBS
Live Stream: CBS.com
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