On Friday, No. 15 Kentucky managed to outlast a hard-nosed Mississippi team with a 75-66 win in the SEC Tournament. The win over Ole Miss in the quarterfinals puts the Wildcats in a semifinal round of the bracket on Saturday.
Freshman guard Doron Lamb led Kentucky with 19 points. Josh Harrellson, Terrence Jones, and Darius Miller helped UK win the rebound battle with seven apiece.
On the Rebels' side of the ball, Chris Warren led with 20 points, though he was only 5-for-20 from the field. Mississippi managed to hack the Wildcats' deficit to only three late in the second half before Doron Lamb and company managed to slip away.
After Kentucky's win, this is how the SEC Tournament bracket looks on Friday evening:
First Round: Thursday, March 10
East No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs def. West No. 5 Auburn Tigers, 69-51
West No. 3 Mississippi Rebels def. East No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks, 66-55
East No. 5 Tennessee Volunteers def. West No. 4 Arkansas Razorbacks, 74-68
East No. 3 Vanderbilt Commodores def. West No. 6 LSU Tigers, 62-50
Quarterfinals: Friday, March 11
West No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide def. Georgia, 65-59
East No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats def. Ole Miss, 75-66
East No. 1 Florida Gators vs. Arkansas-Tennessee winner, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network
West No. 2 Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Vanderbilt-LSU winner, 10:00 p.m., SEC Network
Semifinals: Saturday, March 12
West No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. East No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats, 1:00 p.m., ABC
Quarterfinals game 3 winner vs. quarterfinals game 4 winner, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Championship game: Sunday, March 13
Semifinals winners, 1:00 p.m., ABC