Kentucky vs. Tennessee: Score, updates, highlights from SEC championship game

Mae Harvey
March 12, 2018

Calipari has a knack for getting his teams to peak at the right time.

That faith was shaken when the Wildcats lost four consecutive games last month. "They play really hard, have a great system, great coach".

Tipoff for the SEC title game is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET and will be aired on ESPN.

Schofield left the game for several minutes late in the second half after running into a Kentucky's player's rear with his face and injuring his nose.

Tennessee's Jordan Bone said on Saturday that "we're trying to flawless, so we just have to do that and get ready for a team that's hungry to beat us". "And then I had to ask". We got back in the game, had a chance. March Madness, here we come. "We were chasing balls down, and we needed it".

The Tennessee Volunteers took on the Kentucky Wildcats for the SEC Championship and suffered a tough loss, 77-72. Kevin Knox added 18 points and Quade Green had 10 for the Wildcats.

The 1950 championship game was the only year the losing team got blown out, as the remaining six games have been relatively close.

As always, my predictions are based on team analysis and who I think will win.

Tennessee is led in scoring by Grant Williams with 15.4 points per game, while Admiral Schofield is second with just over 13 per.

MSU made one 3-point basket in the first half and trailed 31-24 at halftime. We're just ready, man.

Tennessee finished the regular season 23-7 (13-5 in the SEC), good enough for a share of the SEC regular season title. It's Tennessee's first appearance in the SEC semifinals since 2014. The trip will make Tennessee the fourth school Barnes has taken to the tournament, joining Providence, Clemson and Texas. The Cats have won the last three conference championships and have won their last 11 SEC Tournament games. Admiral Schofield posted another strong performance with 16 points, seven boards and two assists. The Tennessee Volunteers are 25-7 on the season, and have won 6 straight games, including a blowout win Saturday over Arkansas.

Kentucky guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who scored 19 points in Kentucky's win over Alabama Saturday, is looking forward to playing the Volunteers for the third time this year.

Meanwhile, Tennessee is playing to improve its seed in the Big Dance and make a pitch for pod protection in the early rounds that potentially could see it open in the friendly confines of Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Tennessee, the league co-champion, rallied from a 17-point deficit in the first half to take the lead midway through the second half.

Kentucky will learn its NCAA Tournament first round opponent and location Sunday evening during the annual NCAA Selection Show.

A 3-point play by Quinndary Weatherspoon had the Bulldogs within 51-49 with 6:34 left. D'Marcus Simonds scored 27 points and Georgia State defeated Texas Arlington 74-61 to win the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship.

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