"I was anticipating it and just reading his eyes the whole time. He threw it right to where I thought he would," Hawkins said. "You want to try and make them pass the ball crosscourt in that situation because it is a tough pass to make."
Erik Daniels had another great game for the Cats. He finished with 22 points on 8-12 FG's and collected 6 rebounds.
"It was a great comeback. It showed a lot of poise and character on our behalf to hang in there after losing the lead," Kentucky coach Tubby Smith said. "We have had that problem most of the year, but tonight we found a way to overcome that."
This was Kentucky's fifth straight win over the Gators.
Player Pts. Rebs. Daniels 22 4 Hayes 6 5 Azubuike 9 3 Fitch 10 5 Hawkins 9 4* Barbour 8 3 Obrzut 2 0 Cote 2 1