Kentucky knocks off No. 1 Florida

Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2003

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Keith Bogans scored all 15 of his points in the first half and No. 6 Kentucky used overwhelming defense to beat Florida 70-55 Tuesday night, snapping the Gators' 14-game winning streak one day after they moved to the top of the rankings for the first time in school history.

Gerald Fitch had 14 points for Kentucky (17-3, 7-0 Southeastern Conference), which won its 11th straight game.

Anthony Roberson scored 18 points for the Gators (18-3, 7-1), who shot 34 percent (17-of-50), including 36 percent (5-of-14) from 3-point range.

Colorado 93, No. 3 Texas 80

BOULDER, Colo. -- Michel Morandais scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:58 left that triggered a 13-0 run for Colorado.

The Buffaloes (13-7, 3-4 Big 12), who beat a Top 10 team for the second time in 13 days, also got 23 points from Blair Wilson and 18 points and 14 rebounds from Stephane Pelle.

Brandon Mouton and James Thomas each scored 19 points for Texas (14-4, 5-2).

No. 4 Pittsburgh 68, Providence 61

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh made free throws down the stretch to hold off Providence's upset bid.

Ontario Lett scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half as the Panthers opened a 13-point lead, then withstood the comeback to stay unbeaten at home this season.

No. 13 Creighton 84, Northern Iowa 75

OMAHA, Neb. -- Michael Lindeman scored 20 points, including two 3-pointers late in the game, as Creighton (20-2, 10-1 Missouri Valley Conference) became the first Division I team to reach 20 wins this season.

No. 20 Xavier 80, George Washington 68

WASHINGTON -- Lionel Chalmers, playing just his second game since returning from a broken foot, scored 17 points to lead Xavier.

Chalmers' 3-pointer with 4:42 left gave the Musketeers (16-4, 7-1 Atlantic 10) a six-point lead and they went on to their seventh straight win.

David West had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Xavier -- his eighth straight double-double.

Chris Monroe had 17 points for the Colonials (8-11, 2-6), who lost for the seventh time in nine games.

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