The SEC basketball rivalry that has produced the biggest impact on the national championship hunt over the last 2 decades, has been Florida-Kentucky, and Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators tickets are among the most sought after in the SEC every season. The Gators-Wildcats series dates back all the way to 1927, and the two power programs have played over 130 times in their history. Kentucky dominated the early years of the rivalry, defeating Florida 21 of the first 22 times that the schools played.
The Florida-Kentucky series really started to gain momentum in the early 2000’s, when the Gators transformed their team into a national powerhouse. All the sudden the SEC had two teams capable of reaching the Final Four just about every season, and the Gators vs Wildcats matchups from the 2000’s turned out big moment after big moment. Kentucky played Florida in the SEC title game 4 times from 2004-2014, dominating the conference from top to bottom.
The success of Florida and Kentucky in the 2000’s transformed the Kentucky-Florida series into one of the premier games in the country. Florida vs Kentucky ticket demand has followed the rise in competitiveness of the series, and are some of the hottest selling items in the SEC every season. TicketCity has a large inventory of Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators tickets, including some of the top seats at Rupp Arena, and the O’Connell Center.
Friday, March 13, 2015 at Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN) Wildcats 64, Gators 49Only 6 days after playing each other in their season finale’s the Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats tipped off for a 3rd time in 2015, playing in the SEC tournament. Kentucky came in with an undefeated record, trying to complete their sweep of the regular season and SEC tournament. Florida entered, with an unusual off season, losing 10 SEC games. But Jon Horford and the Gators made the game interesting, trailing by only 4 points after the first half. But the Wildcats would not be denied, scoring 33 end half points, to put Florida away for the 3rd time in 2015.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Rupp Arena (Lexington, KY) Wildcats 67, Gators 50Looking to complete their regular season undefeated, the Kentucky Wildcats welcomed the Florida Gators in the season finale at Rupp Arena. Like most Florida-Kentucky games over the last decade, the game was incredibly tight, with Kentucky and Florida trading blows throughout the first half with a 30-27 Wildcats advantage heading into the 2nd half. Kentucky would ridge Kenny Towns 13 points, 9 rebounds to a dominating 2nd half performance, to sweep the regular season matchups with the Gators in 2015.