No. 16 Kentucky rallies past Georgia 93-80 in SEC semifinal - WDRB 41 Louisville News

No. 16 Kentucky rallies past Georgia 93-80 in SEC semifinal

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jamal Murray scored 26 points, Tyler Ulis added 25 and both keyed a late 11-3 run that helped No. 16 Kentucky put away Georgia 93-80 in Saturday's semifinal of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Isaiah Briscoe's putback with 8:16 left put the Wildcats up 68-67 and Murray followed with two free throws. After Houston Kessler's jumper got Georgia within one, Ulis scored five points while Murray made a layup during the critical run that pushed second-seeded Kentucky ahead to stay and into Sunday's championship against top-seeded Texas A&M.

Briscoe (12 points) was also important down the stretch with a jumper and feed to Marcus Lee for a dunk as Kentucky (25-8) had to work hard to make its third straight SEC final.

Yante Maten had 20 points, J.J. Frazier 19 and Kenny Gaines 16 for sixth-seeded Georgia (19-13), which led most of the game before faltering down the stretch.

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