Tennessee can do no worse than share the SEC East Men's Basketball Crown

FINAL: (1) Tennessee 63 Kentucky 60

High Scorers: Kentucky - Ramel Bradley 17
Tennessee - Tyler Smith 15

High Rebounders: Kentucky - Perry Stevenson 14
Tennessee - Wayne Chism 8

Chris Lofton scored 14 points, including a jump shot with 1:15 left, and No. 1 Tennessee held on to beat Kentucky 63-60 on Sunday to stay atop the Southeastern Conference.

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Chris Lofton scored 14 points, including a jump shot with 1:15 left, and No. 1 Tennessee squeaked by Kentucky 63-60 on Sunday to stay atop the Southeastern Conference.

Derrick Jasper hit a 3-pointer to cut the Vols' lead to 63-60, but Jasper and Joe Crawford both missed 3-point shots in the final 20 seconds that would have sent the game to overtime.

Tennessee (26-3, 12-2) held a 34-27 halftime advantage after leading the entire first half, but Kentucky tied it at 41 when Ramon Harris hit a jumper while being fouled by Duke Crews.

Harris hit the free throw to put the Wildcats (16-11, 10-4) up 42-41 with 13:54 left.

The teams then traded the lead until Ramar Smith dunked the ball to put Tennessee up 58-57 with 4:24 left. The Vols held on to the lead for the rest of the game.

Tyler Smith finished with 15 points for the Vols.

Ramon Bradley led Kentucky with 17 points. Perry Stevenson added 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Harris finished with 12 points.

Story Courtesy: AP Wire Reports

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