Kentucky caps perfect run in SEC

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Freshman Anthony Davis had 22 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks, Terrence Jones added 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky capped a perfect Southeastern Conference season with a 74-59 victory over No. 16 Florida on Sunday.

Kentucky's Terrence Jones dunk during the first half Sunday. The top-ranked Wildcats became just the third team since 1956 to finish undefeated in SEC play.  PHIL SANDLIN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHIL SANDLIN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kentucky's Terrence Jones dunk during the first half Sunday. The top-ranked Wildcats became just the third team since 1956 to finish undefeated in SEC play.

Kentucky (30-1, 16-0) extended its winning streak to 22 games and became just the third team since Alabama in 1956 to go unbeaten in SEC play. The other two were Kentucky in 1996 and 2003.

Patric Young led Florida (22-9, 10-6) with 21 points.

NO. 10 OHIO STATE 72, NO. 5 MICHIGAN STATE 70

In East Lansing, Mich., William Buford made a high-arcing jumper from the top of the key with 1 second left, lifting Ohio State to a win over Michigan State, forging a three-way tie for the Big Ten title.

The Buckeyes (25-6, 13-5) earned a share of their third consecutive conference championship and forced the Spartans (24-7, 13-5) to settle for having a piece of it along with No. 13 Michigan.

NO. 13 MICHIGAN 71, PENN STATE 65

In State College, Pa., Trey Burke scored 19 points and Michigan shot 59 percent from the field to keep its hopes for a share of the Big Ten title alive.

Evan Smotrycz added 17 points for the Wolverines (23-8, 13-5), who got help from – of all schools – football archrival Ohio State to claim a share of the Big Ten title for the first time since 1986.

Jermaine Marshall had a career-high 27 points and eight rebounds for Penn State (12-19, 4-14).

NO. 14 WISCONSIN 70, ILLINOIS 56

In Madison, Wis., senior Jordan Taylor scored 16 points in his final home game for Wisconsin.

Josh Gasser added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Badgers (23-8, 12-6), who have won three in a row.

Brandon Paul had 22 points for Illinois (17-14, 6-12).

NO. 18 INDIANA 85, PURDUE 74

In Bloomington, Ind., Christian Watford scored 19 points and Will Sheehey added 16, leading Indiana over archrival Purdue (20-11, 10-8) on Senior Day.

The Hoosiers (24-7, 11-7 Big Ten) finished the season with an 18-1 home record. Indiana also swept Purdue for the first time since 2005-06.

NO. 24 VIRGINIA 75, MARYLAND 72 (OT)

In College Park, Md. Mike Scott had a
career-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Sammy Zeglinski scored 20 points as Virginia (22-8, 9-7) won in overtime.

Terrell Stoglin scored 25 points and Sean Mosley added 17 for Maryland (16-14, 6-10).

NO. 25 CREIGHTON 83, ILLINOIS STATE 79 (OT)

In St. Louis, Doug McDermott had 33 points and Antoine Young scored eight of his 14 in overtime as Creighton survived an upset bid from Illinois State (20-13) in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament final.

Grant Gibbs added a career-high 20 points for second-seeded Creighton (28-5), which earned its first NCAA bid since 2007.


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