Wall scores 24, No. 3 Kentucky beats Georgia 80-68

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - John Wall had 24 points and No. 3 Kentucky
clinched at least a share of the Southeastern Conference
regular-season championship by beating Georgia 80-68 on Wednesday

Patrick Patterson added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the
Wildcats, who scored the first 12 points of the second half and
maintained control from there.

Wall hit three 3-pointers to help the Wildcats shake their
recent shooting slump. The star freshman added six assists and
three steals.

Kentucky (28-2, 13-2 SEC) moved one game ahead of Vanderbilt in
the race for the league's best record. The Wildcats, who swept
Vanderbilt, already own the tiebreaker and the top seed in the SEC

Kentucky, recovering from a loss at Tennessee, also moved closer
to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

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