John Calipari and Billy Donovan meet up for the fifth time since Calipari joined the conference in 2009. Kentucky is 3-2 against Florida over that span. Florida was swept last year by Kentucky. This year the teams split the season series with the home team winning each game. Florida is playing a team for the third time—an SEC East rival—that always plays them tough...this is old news for the Gators now.
Kentucky won the 2010 SEC championship in Calipari's first year with the Wildcats. Billy Donovan's Gators won this tournament three years in a row, 2005-2007.
Joe Lunardi has Kentucky as a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament right now. They're slotted to play Morehead State in Tampa, FL.
The Gators are looking at a No. 3 seed in Tampa against Long Island with an outside shot to move up to a No. 2 seed. If the Gators win the SEC championship game that means they will have gone 8-1 against Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Kentucky. That's deserving of a No. 2 seed if you ask me.