Meeks' late 3 lifts UK past Florida, 68-65

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Jodie Meeks scored 23 points, including a
fade-away 3-pointer with under 5 seconds left, as Kentucky snapped
a three-game losing streak with a critical 68-65 victory over
Florida on Tuesday night.

With the game tied at 65, the Southeastern Conference scoring
leader swished in the closely guarded shot.

Florida got an opportunity to tie when Kentucky's Kevin Galloway
fouled Nick Calathes while trying a last-second desperation heave.
But Calathes missed all three shots, the last one intentionally, as
Kentucky held on.

The loss spoiled a huge night for Calathes, who scored a
career-high 33 points and joined the career 1,000-point club - the
eighth-fastest Gator to do so.

Kentucky (17-7, 6-3) pulled into a tie with Florida (19-5, 6-3)
atop the SEC East.