Kentucky continues magical run, wins SEC girls’s basketball crown for first time since 1982

Kentucky’s girls’s basketball workforce gained the SEC event title for the primary time since 1982 with a 64-62 upset of No. 1-ranked South Carolina on Sunday. The successful basket was a 3-pointer by Dre’una Edwards with 5 seconds left.

The Wildcats, seeded No. 7 within the event, gained 4 video games in Nashville, Tennessee, to take the championship, together with beating No. 1 seed South Carolina, No. 2 LSU and No. 3 Tennessee. They began their run Thursday beating No. 10 seed Mississippi State.

Kentucky took the 1982 title over Tennessee when the event was simply in its third yr. Since then, the Wildcats had misplaced within the SEC remaining in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. They fell to South Carolina twice within the common season this yr, however had been capable of give the Gamecocks simply their second loss Sunday. South Carolina additionally fell too Missouri on Dec. 30.

South Carolina nonetheless has the general No. 1 seed within the NCAA event locked up, in keeping with ESPN Bracketologist Charlie Creme. The Gamecocks had gained six of the final seven SEC event titles.

Kentucky, which began its SEC slate 2-8, is now 19-11 total and 8-8 within the SEC, and has gained 10 video games in a row.

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