Florida’s experience wilts UK freshmen down the stretch in loss

UK guard/forward James Young hides his face as he leaves the court following the game between the University of Kentucky men's basketball team and University of Florida at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.,on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff 

The Gators’ lineup, chock full of upperclassmen, pushed together a 16-6 run in the final six minutes to stay undefeated in the SEC and defeat the Cats 69-59 on Saturday in front of the sixth-largest crowd in arena history.

Mississippi State improving under Rick Ray

Head coach Rick Ray came to Starkville, Miss., knowing that the program had neither the talent nor the numbers to compete immediately with the best teams in the SEC. Last season was the first since 1986-87 in which the Bulldogs (10-22, 4-14 SEC) did not earn more than 10 victories.