Sunday, December 3

Kentucky falls in SEC Tournament semis

The Kentucky men’s basketball team (26-6) beat Vanderbilt in a close battle Friday night to advance to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament at 3:30 pm Saturday.

The Wildcats will face Tennessee with a chance to play for the conference championship. The two split the series this season 1-1, with Kentucky losing 76-63 to the Vols in Knoxville on Feb. 15.

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End: Tennessee 69, Kentucky 62

Kentucky made it interesting late in the second half, but ultimately couldn’t get it done against the Volunteers. The Wildcats made 34% of its shots from the field and Tennessee converted 44% of its shot attempts.

Oscar Tshiebwe got into foul trouble early and sat on the bench for a good amount of the second half. While he was limited, Tshiebwe didn’t disappoint and set a single-season school record with 27 double-doubles (13 points and 11 rebounds). The previous record was set by Dan Issel in 1969-70.

Keion Brooks led the way for UK with 19 points and 5 rebounds. TyTy Washington contributed 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

For Tennessee, Kennedy Chandler had 19 points.

0:38 2H: Tennessee 66, Kentucky 62

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