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Kentucky holds off Florida

Jan 22, 2012 - 9:52 PM Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Kastine Evans had 10 points and seven rebounds, helping the sixth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats hold off the Florida Gators, 57-52.

Keyla Snowden added 11 points for the Wildcats (18-2, 7-0 SEC), who are off to the second-best start in school history. The 1982-83 team started with a 19-2 mark.

Jordan Jones ended with 13 points for the Gators (13-7, 3-4), who had a two- game winning streak snapped. Jennifer George and Jaterra Bonds each tallied 10 points, while George grabbed 11 boards.

Down by 10, 50-40, with four minutes to play, Florida put together an 8-0 run to make things interesting. Lanita Bartley's layup made it a 50-48 contest with 27 seconds left.

But the Wildcats went 7-of-8 from the foul line down the stretch to seal the win.