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SportNo. 4 Kentucky easily beats Alabama 73-55 at SEC Tournament

03:55  16 march  2019
03:55  16 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

Gardner-Webb beats Radford 76-65, makes NCAA Tournament

Gardner-Webb beats Radford 76-65, makes NCAA Tournament DJ Laster scored a career-best 32 points and Gardner-Webb beat Radford 76-65 on Sunday to win the Big South Tournament championship and earn its first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Laster had 30 of the Runnin' Bulldogs' first 44 points, including seven during a 13-5 second-half run that gave them a 46-33 lead. Gardner-Webb (23-11) twice saw its lead shrink to five, but each time answered with the next points to hold off the Highlanders. David Efianayi added 15 points, all in the second half, and Jose Perez had 11 for Gardner-Webb. Donald Hicks had 17 points, Ed Polite Jr.

Mississippi State vs Kentucky in the 1996 SEC Tournament Championship game in New Orleans. Mississippi State went on to beat 1seed UCONN The 84- 73 win gave Mississippi State it's first ever SEC Tournament Championship. On Kentucky 's roster were 9 future NBA players - Anderson, Delk

This was Kentucky ’s 31st SEC Tournament title and its fourth straight, but it was also one of its more improbable. After all, the Cats finished just 10-8 in Instead, Kentucky has now won seven of its last eight games. It shot 50 percent for the game Sunday after shooting 64.3 percent against Alabama on

No. 4 Kentucky easily beats Alabama 73-55 at SEC Tournament© APWF Alabama guard Riley Norris watches from the floor as Kentucky forward Nick Richards dunks the ball above him in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tyler Herro scored 20 points and the fourth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats started their quest for a fifth straight Southeastern Conference Tournament title by beating Alabama 73-55 Friday night in the quarterfinals.

With a heavy contingent of Big Blue Nation on hand, the Wildcats (27-5) improved to 17-2 all-time at this tournament against Alabama, and they got a measure of revenge for opening SEC play with a 77-75 road loss to the Crimson Tide back on Jan. 5. Kentucky will play either No. 8 Tennessee or Mississippi State in the semifinals Saturday.

Gardner-Webb beats Radford 76-65, makes NCAA Tournament

Gardner-Webb beats Radford 76-65, makes NCAA Tournament DJ Laster scored a career-best 32 points and Gardner-Webb beat Radford 76-65 on Sunday to win the Big South Tournament championship and earn its first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Laster had 30 of the Runnin' Bulldogs' first 44 points, including seven during a 13-5 second-half run that gave them a 46-33 lead. Gardner-Webb (23-11) twice saw its lead shrink to five, but each time answered with the next points to hold off the Highlanders. David Efianayi added 15 points, all in the second half, and Jose Perez had 11 for Gardner-Webb. Donald Hicks had 17 points, Ed Polite Jr.

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Evelyn Akhator scores a career-high 21 points and No. 10 Kentucky beats Alabama 73 -48. Alabama : The Crimson Tide fell to 0-3 in road games this season after previously losing to UT-Martin and Georgia Tech. In its previous visit to Lexington, Alabama defeated the Wildcats 57- 55 in 2014.

BOX SCORE: NO. 4 KENTUCKY 73, ALABAMA 55

Alabama (18-15) needed to beat Kentucky again to burnish its resume for the NCAA Tournament after going 8-10 in conference play during the regular season. Beating Mississippi in the second round likely won't be enough for the Tide. Coach Avery Johnson is 6-0 against everybody not named Kentucky in this tournament but has yet to beat the Wildcats, who've ended the Tide's run each of his four seasons.

P.J. Washington, Kentucky's lone representative on the AP All-SEC team, finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds. He also had four blocks. Immanuel Quickley added 12 points.

Kentucky held Alabama to a season-low 30.4 percent shooting. Kira Lewis Jr. came in averaging a team-high 13.9 points a game and finished with three points. Tevin Mack scored 22 in helping Alabama upset Kentucky in January. This time, the junior missed all seven shots and was held scoreless.

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No. 13 LSU 74, (at) Alabama 69: Skylar Mays scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Javonte Smart had 19, leading LSU to the road win. They have won 17 in a row heading into the conference tournament . Samford (16-15, 6-12) lost its fourth straight game. Magee went 13 for 22 from the field

The SEC -Big 12 Challenge saw 10 games played Saturday, a handful of which had big NCAA tournament implications as January comes to a close. No. 24 Iowa State beat No. 20 Mississippi 87- 73 . 🎥⬇️ Here are final highlights of Iowa State's road win over Ole Baylor beat Alabama 73 -68.

That left opportunity for Alex Reese, a sophomore who came in averaging just 5.5 points a game, and he only played seven minutes for Alabama in the second round. Reese led Alabama with 15 points.

Alabama, trying to get back to the semifinals for a third straight year, led twice in the opening minutes with Herbert Jones' jumper putting the Tide up 6-4. Washington hit a 3, then Herro added a pair of free throws to start Kentucky on a 17-2 run that Richards capped with a dunk and a pair of free throws midway through the half.

The Tide got within 33-27 on a 3-pointer by Dazon Ingram with 2:24 left, but they couldn't get any closer as Kentucky scored the next six. The Wildcats led 39-29 at halftime.

Kentucky just kept padding the lead, struggling to push the margin past 15. Herro finally gave the Wildcats their biggest lead with a 3 with 48 seconds left for the final margin.

BIG PICTURE

Alabama: The Crimson Tide hurt their NCAA hopes having lost seven of the last 10. They also didn't help themselves during the nonconference slate with losses to Northeastern, UCF and Georgia State that not even a win over Murray State could ease.

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73 -71. No. 6 Kentucky pulls away from Florida 66-57 in SEC finale. Jordan Bone scored a career-high 27 points and No. 7 Tennessee beat No . 4 Kentucky 71-52 on Saturday to maintain its home-court dominance and snap the Wildcats' four-game winning streak. Alabama .

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Kentucky: The Wildcats are dangerous enough when they're running the floor and knocking down shots. They showed off their length and defense early with five steals they converted into eight points. They also finished with a season-high 10 blocks.

HE'S BACK

The Wildcats got Reid Travis back from a sprained right knee that kept him out of the past five games since being hurt Feb. 19 at Missouri. He came off the bench and didn't hit his first shot until 19:12 to go in the second half. Travis finished with eight points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes.

UP NEXT

Alabama: Likely NIT bound.

Kentucky: A sixth straight semifinal on Saturday.

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