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    Kentucky Advances To SEC Tournament Championship

    By: Sean Cartell
    Twitter: @SEC_Sean
    SEC Digital Network

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    DULUTH, Ga. – DeNesha Stallworth scored a game-high 18 points and A'dia Mathies added 11 to help second-seeded Kentucky move on to its third Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship game in the last four years with a 60-38 win against third-seeded Georgia on Saturday in the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

    Kentucky (27-4) will take on Texas A&M (23-9) in Sunday's SEC Tournament Championship game, which will tip-off at 6 p.m. ET at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. The game will be televised by ESPN2.

    Stallworth turned in her 24th double-figure effort of the year and the eighth time she has led UK in scoring. Mathies broke the Kentucky record for career steals with her two picks today. She sits at 310 for her career, one better than Stacey Reed (1991-95).

    Kentucky shot 41.1 percent (23-of-56) from the field in the game, while limiting Georgia to just 22.2 percent (14-of-63) from the floor. The Lady Bulldogs out-rebounded the Wildcats 48-38 in the game.

    Jasmine Hassell scored a team-high 17 points to lead Georgia (25-6).

     

    TOURNAMENT  NOTES

    •    Session 6 attendance: 6,630

    GEORGIA NOTES

    •    Georgia falls to 25-6 on the season, 1-1 in the 2013 SEC Tournament.
    •    The Lady Bulldogs fall to 6-2 all-time against Kentucky in the SEC Tournament; UK’s only other win in the postseason series came in 2008.
    •    Georgia falls to 9-11 all-time in the SEC Tournament semifinal round.
    •    This was only Georgia’s second loss this season when leading at halftime (22-1); the other came at Tennessee on Jan. 6.
    •    Georgia controlled the boards, outrebounding Kentucky 48-38. It marks only Georgia’s third loss this season when outrebounding its opponent (20-3).
    •    Georgia’s 38 points matched a season-low from a 50-38 loss to Mississippi State on Feb. 28.
    •    UGA’s 14 points in the second half were also a season-low.
    •    The Lady Bulldogs matched a season-low with only one made 3-point field goal and set a new season-low in 3-point field goal percentage at 1-for-18 (5.6%).
    •    Senior forward Jasmine Hassell led Georgia with 17 points, her 22nd double-digit scoring game of the season. She finished one rebound shy of a double-double, and led the team for the 16th time this season in both scoring and rebounds.

    KENTUCKY NOTES

    •    Kentucky improves to 27-4, 27-34 all-time in the SEC Tournament.
    •    The Wildcats avenge an earlier 75-71 loss to the Bulldogs on Feb 3.
    •    Kentucky advances to the SEC Tournament Championship Game for the fourth time and third time in the last four seasons.
    •    Senior guard A’dia Mathies broke the Kentucky record for career steals with her two picks today. She sits at 310 for her career, one better than Stacey Reed (1991-95).
    •    Mathies’ 11 points marked the 29th time this season she has scored in double figures.
    •    DeNesha Stallworth led the Wildcats with 18 points for her 24th double-figure effort of the year and the eighth time she has led UK in scoring.
    •    The UK bench outscored UGA’s bench, 14-7, running Kentucky’s record to 22-0 on the year when it outscores its opponent’s bench
    •    Kentucky added six blocked shots to its new single-season record, which now stands at 160.
    •    The 14 second-half points scored by Georgia were the fewest allowed by UK against an SEC opponent.