KENTUCKY 74, FLORIDA 71
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Anthony Davis had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 1 Kentucky held off Florida 74-71 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Terrence Jones added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (32-1), who've won 24 straight games.
Doron Lamb scored 16 points and Marquis Teague added 15, with each hitting a pair of key free throws in the last 15 seconds to secure the win against a Florida team which shot 48 percent, including 11 of 22 from 3-point range.
Erik Murphy had 24 points, on 9 of 12 shooting, and nearly lifted Florida (23-10) to the upset with nine of his points in the final minutes. Bradley Beal added 20 points.
VANDERBILT 65, OLE MISS 53
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- John Jenkins scored 23 points, Brad Tinsley added 12 and Vanderbilt beat Mississippi 65-53 in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals on Saturday.
It's the first trip to the SEC championship game for Vanderbilt (23-10) since 1951, when the Commodores beat Kentucky 61-57. They've finally got another chance at a title thanks to timely outside shooting from Jenkins and Tinsley, who combined to hit five 3-pointers in the second half.
Vanderbilt outrebounded Ole Miss 36-29. Lance Goulbourne added 10 points for the Commodores, who will play top-ranked Kentucky on Sunday.
Ole Miss (20-13) briefly took a 32-31 lead early in the second half, but Vanderbilt eventually buried the Rebels with well-timed 3-pointers from Jenkins and Tinsley.
The Rebels were led by Jarvis Summers, who scored 15 points. LaDarius White added 13.
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