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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, Arkansas guard Mason Jones celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Auburn in Fayetteville, Ark. Jones was selected to the Associated Press All-SEC first team announced Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Jones also tied for AP SEC Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Michael Woods, File)

Mississippi State's Perry, Arkansas' Jones share SEC honors

Mar. 10, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

Reggie Perry of Mississippi State and Mason Jones of Arkansas have been named The Associated Press Southeastern Conference players of the year. Texas A&M's Buzz Williams was named SEC coach of the year in his first season in the league. Williams guided the Aggies to a 10-8 conference record and finished in a...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari screams at players after Florida scored during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Youngblood)

No. 6 Kentucky rallies from 18 down, stuns Florida 71-70

Mar. 7, 2020 10:03 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari went around the locker room at halftime and picked on just about everyone. His harshest criticism was directed toward star forward Nick Richards. “Nick, you are so bad right now," Calipari recalled. "We're not going away from you, so you can...

Tennessee's John Fulkerson (10) celebrates after Tennessee defeated Kentucky 81-73 in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Fulkerson scores 27, Tennessee stuns No. 6 Kentucky 81-73

Mar. 4, 2020 1:51 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — On the brink of being blown out, Tennessee stuck with the plan against No. 6 Kentucky by creating opportunities and then making them count. The Volunteers emerged with a huge victory that snapped the Wildcats' hot streak along with 10 perfect years of holding a double-digit halftime...

Kentucky's Ashton Hagans, left, looks for an opening against Auburn's Anfernee McLemore (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

No. 8 Kentucky tops No. 15 Auburn 73-66 to clinch SEC title

Feb. 29, 2020 8:15 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Other than a couple of instances, Kentucky has needed every possession to first gain an edge and then keep it in a gauntlet of close victories. The No. 8 Wildcats followed the same pattern to answer yet another challenge against No. 15 Auburn, earning a win along with another...

Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley (5) shoots a 3-point basket as Texas A&M guard Quenton Jackson (3) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

No. 8 Kentucky hosts No. 15 Auburn, seeking share of SEC

Feb. 28, 2020 10:06 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 15 Auburn (24-4, 11-4) at No. 8 Kentucky (23-5, 13-2): The host Wildcats have won seven in a row and can secure at least a share of the regular season SEC title with a victory. The Tigers won the first...

Texas A&M guard Savion Flagg (1) tries to steal the ball from Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Quickley scores 30 as No. 8 Kentucky downs Texas A&M 69-60

Feb. 25, 2020 10:33 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Immanuel Quickley swears he had no idea he'd made a career-best eight 3-pointers on Tuesday night until he looked at the boxscore after the game. “I really thought I had four and then I looked at it and said, ‘I don't remember any of those,'" he said. Quickley...

Kentucky's Immanuel Quickley celebrates after defeating Florida 65-59 in an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Quickley's 26 points lift No. 10 Kentucky past Florida 65-59

Feb. 22, 2020 10:09 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari praised Immanuel Quickley’s basketball savvy, but only after the Kentucky coach and an assistant first challenged the guard to shoot the ball — or else. “I said, ‘If you don’t shoot open shots, I'm putting Johnny (Juzang) in because I...

Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans (0) attempts to go around LSU guard Charles Manning Jr. (11) while driving to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Quickley leads No. 10 Kentucky past slumping LSU 79-76

Feb. 19, 2020 1:12 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Immanuel Quickley's reliable scoring and Nick Richards' shot-altering defensive presence gave No. 10 Kentucky a decisive edge in a challenging road game with first place in the Southeastern Conference at stake. Quickley scored 21 points and Kentucky made a timely string of...

Kentucky's Immanuel Quickley (5) passes near Mississippi's Blake Hinson (0) and Khadim Sy (3) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

No. 12 Kentucky edges Mississippi 67-62 for 4th straight win

Feb. 15, 2020 6:44 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Stringing baskets together was only half the challenge for Kentucky, which also had to counter-punch its way past Mississippi. The lead traded hands nine times in the final five minutes before Nick Richards ultimately gave the No. 12 Wildcats the needed edge at the foul line. ...

Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley (5) celebrates after scoring against Vanderbilt during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Kentucky won 78-64. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

No. 12 Kentucky rallies from 14 down, beats Vanderbilt 78-64

Feb. 12, 2020 1:03 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari watched his Wildcats fall behind by as many as 14 points in the first half and enter the locker room down with their biggest deficit of the season on the road at Vanderbilt. No yelling. No tirade. Calipari only told his Wildcats to start throwing the...