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Kentucky Rallies From 18 Down, Stuns Florida 71-70

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Nick Richards scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half and No. 6 Kentucky rallied from 18 points down to stun Florida 71-70 on Saturday.

The shorthanded Wildcats needed the comeback to avoid losing consecutive games for the first time in nearly three months. Richards, Keion Brooks Jr. and EJ Montgomery led the shocker in Gainesville. Brooks missed a driving layup in the waning second and Montgomery's tip-in was initially waived off as a cylinder violation. Officials reviewed it and gave Montgomery the basket. Scottie Lewis scored a career-high 19 for Florida.

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