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Kentucky stuns No. 1 South Carolina for historic SEC tournament title

7th seed Kentucky surprised 1st South Carolina 64-62 on Sunday to win the team’s first SEC tournament championship in 40 years.

Wildcats dragged 15 points during the game and came from behind to defeat South Carolina in Nashville. Dre’una Edwards sealed the confusing victory by hitting the three pointers who won the game with five seconds remaining.

Edwards finished the game at a height of 27 points with nine rebounds and one assist. Rheinhoward scored 18 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Kentucky’s senior was selected as the SEC Tournament MVP for her performance.

Howard and Edwards swiftly wiped out South Carolina’s 12-point advantage, while Kentucky reduced Gamecock to just 7 points in the fourth quarter. Wildcats outperformed South Carolina by 42.1 to 33.3 percent, forcing 13 high-value South Carolina sales.

South Carolina forward Ariya Boston has extended their double-double wins in a row for 24 games in a row, scoring the team’s best 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Starting season 2-8 at the SEC, Wildcats became the first team to win the top three seeds to win the SEC Tournament Championship, a program since 1982. Kentucky is the second seed LSU and No. Seed Tennessee and formally book a ticket to the NCAA tournament before it confuses South Carolina.

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