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NCAA Game Summary - LSU vs. Kentucky



(Friday, March 14th)

Final Score: Kentucky 85, LSU 67

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Led by 21 points from James Young, the second-seeded Kentucky Wildcats easily defeated the seventh-seeded LSU Tigers, 85-67, in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at the Georgia Dome.

For the Wildcats (23-9), Julius Randle added a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds, while Aaron Harrison finished with 14 points and Andrew Harrison scored 11 and dished out eight assists. The Wildcats also got strong production from inside, with Dakari Johnson scoring nine and grabbing 11 rebounds and Willie Cauley-Stein blocking six shots.

Kentucky will face third-seeded Georgia in Saturday's SEC semifinal round.

Johnny O'Bryant led the Tigers (19-13) with 18 points, adding seven rebounds before fouling out, while Andre Stringer scored 14. Jordan Mickey posted a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds and Shavon Coleman chipped in with 10 points.

LSU jumped out to a 22-14 lead just seven minutes into the contest, but Kentucky responded with a 19-2 run to jump ahead and take a 42-32 lead at the break. LSU shot 44.4 percent from the field and also 4-of-10 from 3-point range, but committed eight turnovers in the first half.

The Wildcats remained consistent after the break, connecting on 47.6 percent of their shots from the field after hitting on 47.1 percent through the first 20 minutes of action. Kentucky also knocked down 20-of-26 at the free-throw line in the second half to keep its distance.

Kentucky dominated LSU on the boards, 48-32, and outscored the Tigers at the charity stripe, 26-12.

03/15 01:14:01 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 4
SWB 1
 
Final
NYM 1
PIT 4
Final
PHI 1
WAS 2
Final
TEX 10
NYY 9
Final
SEA 4
TOR 3
Final
HOU 2
DET 6
Final
BAL 8
MIA 5
Final
CIN 3
CLE 7
Final
ANA 12
BOS 5
Final
OAK 2
TAM 5
Final
MIL 11
ATL 0
Final
MIN 2
CWS 3
8th
SFG 7
COL 3
 
9th
STL 0
KAN 5
 
5th
CHC 2
ARI 1
 
4th
SDP 0
LOS 0
 
Final
CLE 94
ATL 82
 
Final
NYR 5
TAM 1
Final
DUR 4
SWB 1