Top-ranked Kentucky on verge of SEC perfection



GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 16 Florida is the only thing standing between top-ranked Kentucky and perfection.

With a victory Sunday in Gainesville, the Wildcats would become just the third team since 1956 to go unbeaten in Southeastern Conference play.

It’s definitely on Kentucky’s radar, but far from the team’s top goal. After winning 21 consecutive games, being ranked atop the polls for the last six weeks and appearing to be a lock for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, the Wildcats have much loftier aspirations for the rest of the season.

For now, though, they will gladly settle for that undefeated mark.

Forward Terrence Jones says a victory would mean “we’re one step closer to the goals we set.”