No. 1 Kentucky wins 45th SEC championship
Freshman Anthony Davis scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the No. 1-ranked Wildcats clinched their 45th Southeastern Conference championship with a 83-74 victory over the Commodores. Davis was nearly perfect, hitting 10 of 11 from the field and 8 of 9 from the line, as the Wildcats won for the 20th straight time. Kentucky (28-1, 14-0) also got strong performances from point guard Marquis Teague, who had 16 points, six assists and four rebounds, and Terrence Jones, who had 12 points and six rebounds. Vanderbilt (20-9, 9-5) got 19 points and nine rebounds from Jeffery Taylor and 18 points from John Jenkins. Festus Ezeli had 15 points and six rebounds. The first half was close, with Kentucky’s biggest lead at 32-24 with 5:06 left. But Vanderbilt got hot and outscored the Wildcats 13-4 to take a 37-36 halftime lead.