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Virtually every time a player on the Kentucky basketball team turns on the television, there's the ad - the one for ESPN's mobile app that touts the ability to watch college hoops viaphone or tablet - in which Indiana's Christian Watford is making a buzzer-beater to topple top-ranked UK.
The Wildcats, again the No. 1 team in the country, haven't lost since - they dispatchedFlorida 74-59 on Sunday to cap the regular season at 30-1 and 16-0 in Southeastern Conference play - and yet, that lone loss is inescapable.
"Oh, I turn the TV off," said forward Terrence Jones, who had19 points on Sunday. "Every time. I know I turn the TV off every time I see that commercial. I almost sold my iPhone, my iPad. I turn the TV off."
That commercial has lit a motivational fire underthe Wildcats. And they are sizzling.
Sunday's game in the O'Connell Center - known as one of the SEC's most challenging venues - was almost as much coronation as competition. Kentucky had a 38-22lead in the first half, and though the Gators (22-9, 10-6) whittled it to two in the second half, the outcome rarely seemed in doubt.
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Anthony Davis had 22 points, 12rebounds and six blocked shots on Sunday.
When it was time to slam the door, the Cats did it, just the way they've been doing since that Indiana loss.
Against the Gators, Anthony Davis did most ofthe slamming. The Player of the Year candidate had 22 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, including 12 points, six rebounds and three blocks in the final 16:31, after the Gators cut the lead to46-44.
Davis said assistant coach Kenny Payne and several of his teammates told him "the way we're going to win this game is through you." They told Davis, "We need you to play."
"That's all I...