Kentucky thumps Arkansas to win SEC Tournament

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"I don't think winning the SEC Tournament will have any say in what our seed is", he said.

"The game could have easily been tied or we could have been up by one if a couple of free throws [were good] here and there, maybe a layup that we can make there", Johnson said.

Arkansas senior Manny Watkins had mentioned Saturday the dislike the two teams have for each other.

Fox scored a career-high 28 points, including nine straight down the stretch, and Malik Monk added 20 to lift Kentucky past Alabama 79-74 in the SEC tournament semifinal Saturday. "We had a tough second half". We put on our hard hat and came to play and there was no surrender.

The Arkansas Razorbacks take on the Kentucky Wildcats in the SEC championship game on Sunday, start time at 1:00 PM ET, at Bridgestone Arena. They were the No. 3 seed that year too.

But continuing that trend wasn't an easy task.

Unfortunately, I do not see that upset happening. We needed some of the feeling that we had today. But while playing their third game in three days, the Commodores ran out of gas and fell to Arkansas 76-62. He took on a bigger role when Fox was injured, and it's led to the senior making the kind of impact few thought he was capable of. "I mean, I've just got to learn from that". In the end it was three point shooting (41.2 percent) that made the difference for the Razorbacks, who got 17 key bench points from Daryl Macon.

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1988: As a No. 8 seed, went 1-1 with a win over UTEP and a loss to Arizona in the second round. Watkins had five points.

"Then they came back and executed, and from there we were in a hole". Adebayo leads in rebounds with 7.6 while Briscoe tops in assists with 4.4 per game. Second, they are more balanced offensively - even though junior Angel Delgado is perhaps the nation's best center.

Wildcats' freshman guard De'Aaron Fox led the Kentucky scoring output with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Fox was 8-of-12 on field goals and 11-of-15 from the charity stripe. After scoring just eight points in his past two games - shooting 3-of-17 in the process - Monk made a decision to get some extra, early-morning work inside Bridgestone Arena, home to the 2017 SEC tournament.

Early, Alabama forced Kentucky to play the type of game it wants, taking advantage of its usually strong rebounding for a 9-2 lead on an offensive rebound and putback from Ingram with 16:11 to play.

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, ESPN's Joe Lunardi pegged Seton Hall as the No. 10 seed in the South Region against No. 7 Minnesota with a first-round matchup in Indianapolis.

Derek Willis grabbed a team-high 11 boards and scored seven points before fouling out. We're seeing Trey Thompson very, very involved in our defense.

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