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No. 4 Florida seeks sixth straight win over Kentucky

Mar 4, 2007 - 2:48 PM Kentucky (20-9) at No. 4 Florida (25-5) 12:00 pm EST

GAINESVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- A return home for its regular-season finale could be just the thing Florida needs to overcome recent bumps in the road.

The fourth-ranked Gators attempt to snap a two-game slide and become the first Southeastern Conference squad to defeat Kentucky six consecutive times when the teams meet Sunday.

Although Florida (25-5, 12-3 SEC East) won its first outright regular-season conference title since 1989, the defending NCAA champs have dropped three of their last four contests, all on the road.

The Gators can finish an undefeated home schedule for the first time since 1993-1994 and set a school mark for SEC victories in a 16-game schedule.

After losing to Louisiana State last Saturday, Florida suffered an 86-76 defeat against Tennessee three days later. Al Horford scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Corey Brewer and Chris Richard added 12 points apiece.

The Wildcats (20-9, 9-6) have won 20 games for the 17th straight season and 14th in a row under coach Tubby Smith. However, they have dropped four of their last six contests.

Kentucky is coming off Wednesday's 82-70 victory over Georgia. Bobby Perry scored 22 points and Ramel Bradley added 18 for the Wildcats, who shot nearly 59 percent (30-of-51) from the floor.

Florida posted a 64-61 victory over Kentucky in their earlier encounter February 10. However, the Wildcats are 30-18 here.