As Scottie Wilbekin jogged off the court, students chanted his name.
It was a feel-good moment for a senior who was suspended to start the season and struggled in last week's loss at No. 9 Connecticut.
Wilbekin scored a career-high 18 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 15 and No. 19 Florida held on to beat No. 13 Kansas 67-61 on Tuesday night in Gainesville, Fla.
The Gators (7-2) bounced back from a buzzer-beater loss against the Huskies and extended their home winning streak to 21 games. The latest victory came in the Big 12-SEC Challenge and surely will be meaningful when the NCAA tournament seeds are settled in March.
"It just feels like we're coming together as a whole," Wilbekin said.
Wilbekin, who injured his right ankle against UConn eight days ago, made 7 of 12 shots and added six assists.
Some of his best work Tuesday came in the second half as Kansas kept slicing into Florida's lead. Wilbekin had a teardrop runner, a driving layup and a three-point play.
Freshman Andrew Wiggins led the Jayhawks (6-3) with 26 points and 11 rebounds -- his first double-double and both career highs.
Kentucky 70, Boise State 55: James Young scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half and the No. 11 Wildcats (8-2) used solid defense to hand the Broncos (8-1) their first loss.
Gonzaga 80, West Virginia 76: Przemek Karnowski scored a season-high 19 points, Kevin Pangos added 18 and the No. 20 Bulldogs (9-1) came from 10 points down to beat the Mountaineers (6-4).
Rutgers: A former Rutgers player claims in a lawsuit that he was subjected to physical and emotional abuse at the hands of fired coach Mike Rice.
Derrick Randall played for Rutgers from 2011 until last spring.
Gonzaga 70, Wisconsin 55: Senior point guard Jazmine Redmon scored 15 points, one shy of her career high, as the No. 23 Bulldogs (8-1) pulled away from the Badgers (6-3) in the second half.