NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - John Wall had 23 points, including seven straight in the second half to give the Wildcats the lead for good, and No. 2 Kentucky overcame an 11-point deficit Friday in beating Alabama 73-67 in the Southeastern Conference tournament
The win gave Kentucky its 12th 30-win season - the most by any school - and the Wildcats' first since 2003 when they went 32-4.
Kentucky (30-2) will play either No. 15 Tennessee or Mississippi in
the semifinals Saturday looking to add a 26th tournament title to
the 44th regular-season championship.
Patrick Patterson scored 20 and Eric Bledsoe 10 for Kentucky.
DeMarcus Cousins, who had 18 double-doubles this season averaging
15.6 points and 10 rebounds per game, finished with seven points
and eight boards.
Mikhail Torrance led Alabama (17-15) with 20 points. JaMychal
Green had 14 and Tony Mitchell 10.
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