After a rocky start to their conference season, Kentucky (24-8, 10-6 SEC) enters the tournament final on a hot streak, having lost only once in their last eight games (a one-point overtime decision at Arkansas). They're coming off a dominating 14-point win over an Alabama team that had played extremely well against SEC opponents.
Florida, however, has been as dominating a squad as the SEC has seen this year. The Gators (26-6, 13-3) had a few embarrassing losses in non-conference play but also managed to knock off Xavier and then-sixth-ranked Kansas State; so far in the SEC tournament, they've knocked off very good Tennessee and Vandy teams by 11 points apiece. In fact, they've lost only once since the end of January -- although that one loss was at the hands of the Wildcats.
Either way, expect a very, very blue Georgia Dome crowd this afternoon as a Gator fan base with a huge Atlanta presence meets a Wildcat fan base that has blanketed the city nearly all week long.