Knight, Kentucky cruise to SEC crown
Wildcats win second consecutive conference championship
ATLANTA -- Brandon Knight scored 17 points, Darius Miller hit two crucial 3-pointers and No. 15 Kentucky cruised to another Southeastern Conference tournament title, routing regular-season champion Florida 70-54 on Sunday.
The 12th-ranked Gators (26-7) had a miserable day shooting, especially guards Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker. They combined to go 7 of 26 from the field, their woes epitomized in the closing minutes when they put up back-to-back airballs.
Kentucky (25-8) streaked into the NCAAs with its sixth consecutive win, second consecutive SEC tournament crown and 27th title overall -- more than every other school combined.
Florida trailed at halftime for the third consecutive game. The Gators came back against Tennessee and Vanderbilt, but they were doomed when Kentucky pushed it out to a 14-point lead with just over 9 minutes remaining on consecutive 3s by Miller.