How do you stop the No. 1 Florida Gators? If you’re one of the other teams in the SEC, the answer is simple: you don’t. After yesterday’s 84-65 decisive win over No. 25 Kentucky, Florida became the first team to go 18-0 in their conference. Dorian Finney-Smith came off the bench and contributed a handful of points, rebounds, and assists, but it was center Patric Young (center) who led the Gators in scoring with 18 and also chipped in 7 rebounds. Florida’s 18-0 SEC record marks the first time since 1997 that a team finished undefeated in major conference play.
That wasn’t the only big win on the college hardwood, as No. 2 Wichita State extended their amazing undefeated season to 33-0 with an easy 67-42 win over Missouri. Cleanthony Early led the Shockers with 20 points, and you won’t want to miss his kicks, so be sure to check the gallery above. There’s also plenty of other NCAA action, including West Virginia’s upset of No. 8 Kansas despite 41 points from top prospect Anthony Wiggins.
Catch up on all the NCAA men’s coverage, plus NBA action featuring a big night from Carmelo Anthony and the latest on Tiger’s progress at the Cadillac Championship in Miami after the jump.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.