03/09 17:09 CDT Simmons, Lady Vols top Kentucky 71-70 in final
Simmons, Lady Vols top Kentucky 71-70 in final
AP Sports Writer
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) --- Meighan Simmons scored 17 points, including two go-ahead
free throws with 1:45 remaining, and No. 6 Tennessee edged 12th-ranked Kentucky
71-70 on Sunday to win another SEC tournament championship.
Simmons, who struggled with her shooting from the field throughout the
tournament, made the two free throws to snap a 63-63 tie. The free throws gave
the Lady Vols (27-5) only their second lead of the second half, and they didn't
trail again as Simmons added a layup and two more free throws in the final 22
Isabelle Harrison had 16 points as Tennessee claimed its record 17th
Southeastern Conference tournament title, including four in the last five years.
Kentucky (24-8) played in its fourth final in the last five years but still
hasn't won the tournament since 1982. DeNesha Stallworth led the Wildcats with