NASHVILLE — Kentucky is one win away from its second straight SEC tournament title after beating Georgia with a late run on Saturday.
Get caught up on all the action below, and be sure to check out our Kentucky-UGA recap.
Kentucky 93, UGA 80 (FINAL)
Kentucky 90, UGA 78 (53.8 seconds left): Tyler Ulis checks out of the game, which means John Calipari considers this contest over.
Kentucky 86, UGA 74 (1:47 left): Jamal Murray crosses the ball through his legs twice and then hits a dagger 3-pointer. Kentucky appears to be heading to its second straight SEC tournament championship game.
Kentucky 83, UGA 74 (2:41 left): UGA and Kentucky trade free throws.
Kentucky 81, UGA 72 (3:28 left): Kentucky his five of six field goals to whip the crowd into a frenzy, with Jamal Murray’s nifty finger roll serving as the final blow before UGA calls timeout. Kentucky is on an 11-3 run.
Kentucky 72, UGA 69 (6:50 left): Jamal Murray hits his free throws, UGA’s Houston Kessler nails a long jumper, and then Tyler Ulis responds with another pair of foul shots.
Kentucky 68, UGA 67 (7:45 left): Isaiah Briscoe follows a missed Tyler Ulis 3-pointer with a lay-in, and Derek Willis makes a huge block on the defensive end to preserve Kentucky’s first lead of the second half. The Wildcats have hit six of their past eight shots, and Jamal Murray is headed to the free-throw line.
UGA 67, Kentucky 63 (9:31 left): A pair of Alex Poythress baskets sandwich Yante Maten’s one-handed turnaround to bring the Wildcats within one point, but UGA’s Kenny Gaines hits his third 3-pointer to give the Bulldogs some breathing room.
UGA 62, Kentucky 59 (11:57 left): UGA’s J.J. Frazier immediately picks up a charging foul, his third personal foul on the afternoon. He remains on the floor after a timeout.
UGA 62, Kentucky 59 (12:05 left): UGA’s J.J. Frazier re-enters the game as Isaiah Briscoe finishes a three-point play.
UGA 62, Kentucky 56 (12:25 left): J.J. Frazier steps back into the Georgia huddle, but does not re-enter the game.
UGA 62, Kentucky 56 (12:25 left): Playing without J.J. Frazier, the Bulldogs bank in a 3-pointer, add a putback and then drain a pair of foul shots. Kentucky gets a 3-pointer from Derek Willis and a nifty post basket from Alex Poythress to stay close.
UGA 55, Kentucky 51 (15:43 left): UGA star J.J. Frazier stops play with an apparent left ankle injury. He remains on the court for a minute before limping off with a trainer’s help. He has 14 points and 4 assists.
UGA 53, Kentucky 49 (16:50 left): With both teams’ starting lineups on the floor, the Bulldogs and Wildcats resume a fast-paced tempo. Tyler Ulis’ 3-pointer gets the arena on its feet again.
Halftime notes: UGA is shooting 19-for-31 (61.3 percent), while Kentucky is shooting 14-for-31 (45.2 percent) … UGA is winning the rebounding battle, 16-13 … Turnovers have been big for Kentucky, which has forced seven and scored 14 points off them … Jamal Murray hit a 3-pointer for the 33rd consecutive game, breaking Tony Delk’s Kentucky record.
Kentucky halftime leaders: Jamal Murray (19 points on 6-for-8 shooting, 3 rebounds), Tyler Ulis (12 points on 4-for-8 shooting, 4 assists).
UGA halftime leaders: Kenny Gaines (14 points on 5-for-9 shooting, including 3-for-5 from deep), J.J. Frazier (10 points on 3-for-7 shooting, 4 assists).
UGA 49, Kentucky 44 (HALFTIME): Kentucky holds for the final shot, which Tyler Ulis leaves short. Isaiah Briscoe grabs the ball out of the air and nearly puts in a magnificent follow, but the ball rolls out at the buzzer.
UGA 48, Kentucky 44 (38.7 seconds left): Another 3-pointer gives UGA six straight made shots, but the run finally ends when Kenny Gaines misses a wide open look from deep. Isaiah Briscoe runs the floor with the rebound and puts in a difficult layup.
UGA 45, Kentucky 38 (1:36 left): UGA hits five straight shots — including three 3-pointers — to build its lead back to seven. Guard William Jackson has drained two from deep; he came into the game with only six made 3-pointers on the season. Kentucky has made just one field goal in the past 3:54.
UGA 37, Kentucky 36 (4:09 left): UGA executes a five-man hockey sub after sending Isaiah Briscoe to the free throw line with its ninth team foul. Briscoe hits the pair.
Kentucky 34, UGA 34 (5:16 left): Jamal Murray drains a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer for Kentucky’s first lead of the day, but UGA’s J.J. Frazier responds with a quick basket to tie things up for the first time.
UGA 30, Kentucky 29 (7:09 left): Ulis scores six straight points, including a strip steal that results in a breakaway layup. UGA’s Yante Maten responds with a bucket in the paint, and then Jamal Murray drains a 2-pointer from the top of the key to keep Kentucky within one point. UGA coach Mark Fox appears to be sending an entirely new five-player lineup into the game following his timeout.
UGA 26, Kentucky 21 (9:43 left): Kentucky makes its first run of the day, following a pair of Jamal Murray free throws with a Murray fadeaway and Derek Willis 3-pointer. The crowd reaches a new decibel level until UGA’s J.J. Frazier draws a foul from 3-point land, and then hits the trio.
UGA 23, Kentucky 14 (12:31 left): Both teams are playing with a frenetic offensive pace, but UGA is getting more shots to fall. The Bulldogs have hit their past four attempts, while Tyler Ulis’ lane jumper just rattled in and out.
UGA 19, Kentucky 12 (13:38 left): Jamal Murray shakes the basket with a rim-rattling dunk that results in a three-point play. The Bridgestone Arena crowd is the loudest it’s been today.
UGA 17, Kentucky 9 (14:40 left): Ulis is taking a much more aggressive approach than is typical. He drained a 3-pointer and then responded to an UGA alley-oop with a trip to the free-throw line (he made one of two).
UGA 15, Kentucky 5 (15:21 left): A rare Tyler Ulis turnover leads to a UGA 3-pointer by William Jackson, and the Bulldogs are on a 9-0 run over the past 2:18. Kentucky is shooting 2-for-6 from the field, while UGA is 6-for-9.
UGA 9, Kentucky 5 (17:38 left): UGA’s Kenny Gaines opens the game with a long 2-point jumper, and Jamal Murray responds on the other end with a corner trey (capped by a bow-and-arrow shot toward the Kentucky bench). The Bulldogs offense puts in two more interior shots before Alex Poythress counters with a layup, and then Gaines finishes a three-point play to keep UGA up four.
Kentucky starters: Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray, Isaiah Briscoe, Alex Poythress and Skal Labissiere.
Georgia starters: J.J. Frazier, Kenny Gaines, Charles Mann, Yante Maten and Derek Ogbeide.