For the 32nd time, the Kentucky Wildcats are SEC Tournament Champs.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the star, finishing with a team-high 29 points, but Sacha Killeya-Jones saved the day. His put-back dunk with 3:36 to play gave the Cats a four-point lead and enough momentum to carry Kentucky to a 77-72 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers.
For a while it looked like Kentucky was going to run away with the game. The Cats led by as many as 17 in the first half, until Admiral Schofield took over. He scored the Vols’ final 13 points of the half to close UK’s lead to five.
The second half was a back-and-forth affair, but the Cats persevered through front-court foul trouble to avenge two regular season losses to Tennessee and win a fourth consecutive SEC Tournament Title.