The Kentucky Wildcats are one-step closer to an undefeated season after they defeated Arkansas in the SEC Tournament Championship.
The Kentucky Wildcats were never really challenged in the SEC Tournament, and they weren’t really expected to be. They took care of Florida easily, then had an easy game against Auburn, leading to the SEC Championship, and probably their toughest test of the year, Arkansas. But, the Wildcats won handedly 78-63.
Andrew Harrison and Willie Cauley-Stein led the Wildcats with 15 points each and Cauley-Stein added 10 rebounds.
With the win, here’s your updated SEC Tournament bracket reflecting Kentucky as the champion:
The surprise of the SEC Tournament was undoubtedly the Auburn Tigers, who came into the tournament as the 13-seed after winning just four SEC games this season. Auburn took care of Mississippi State in the first round, then beat Texas A&M in round two and then defeated the four-seed LSU after taking them to overtime with a game-tying three point shot in overtime.
The Tigers made it to the semis against Kentucky, where they were handed an expected big loss to the best team in college basketball, and potentially the best team ever.
Arkansas came into the tournament ranked 21 in the nation and the 2-seed in the SEC Tournament. They beat Georgia 60-49 in the semifinals in order to take on Kentucky. But, they weren’t enough for Kentucky’s size and took a big loss, but don’t count out this Arkansas team to surprise you in the NCAA tournament as a five or six seed.
With the win this is Kentucky’s 28th SEC Tournament championship in history. Kentucky moves to 34-0, trying to become the first ever 40-0 team in NCAA mens basketball history. As long as they stay healthy and confident, they will be a force to be reckoned with as the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
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