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Stayin' alive: Kentucky gets needed win over Florida

Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Back-to-back road losses had dealt a major blow to Kentucky's NCAA Tournament hopes.

But the defending champs returned to Rupp Arena to close the regular season and got their signature win.

Archie Goodwin netted 16 points in the Wildcats' 61-57 triumph over No. 11 Florida.

Kentucky (21-10, 12-6 SEC) netted the final 11 points of the contest.

The Gators' leading scorer, Kenny Boynton, didn't take his first second-half shot until there was 17 ticks on the clock and his team down 59-57. And his pull-up jumper from the right wing clanked off the rim before the Wildcats' Julius Mays sunk two game-sealing free throws at the other end.

Florida (24-6, 14-4) didn't record a point over the final 7:36 of game action.

03/09 14:26:25 ET