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SEC Championship 2011 Schedule: Kentucky, Florida Meet For Tournament Title

The final matchup of the SEC Basketball Tournament has been set, and the Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats will face off at the Georgia Dome at 1 p.m. Eastern. The game will be televised on ABC.

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.

For more on the game, Kentucky fans can head over to A Sea of Blue; Florida fans, log on to Alligator Army.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.