By Will Smith

The Florida Gators solidified their No. 1 position in the SEC East with a win over No. 11 Kentucky.

Chandler Parsons, the MVP of the game, went 60 percent for field goals and 50 percent for three-pointers and free throws for a total of 17 points. He finished the night with a double-double with 12 rebounds.

However, without Parsons the Gators faired rather disappointingly. Taking out Parsons stats, the Gators shot for 39.5 percent and only 26.7 percent for three-pointers. In fact, the only thing that appears to have saved the Gators was their three point shooting where they shot for 81.8 percent on the line.

If Florida had played the way they have been the rest of the season, 64.9%, they would have scored only 14 points instead of the 18 points they gained off free throws. Hence, the Gators would have ended with 66 points instead of 70 and lost the game.

The Disappointing Player of the Game Award goes to Erving Walker, who only made 1-9 of his field goals and 1-6 of his 3-points. The only reason he ended with nine points is because he made all six of his free throws.

Backup guard, Scottie Wilbekin, essentially ended with the same stats as Walker with only 15 minutes of game play, as opposed to Walker's 31 minutes.

With only seven games left, and with all of them beatable, there is little chance that Florida will drop out of leading position of the East. Therefore, despite the Gators disappointing play, the night is still theirs.