Kentucky claims 28th SEC Tourney title with 78-63 win over Arkansas

Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Walter Cornett
Willie Cauley-Stein – photo by Walter Cornett

scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and top-ranked never trailed in beating No. 21 78-63 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.

The Wildcats (34-0) are only the fourth team to go into the Tournament undefeated since finished off the last perfect season with a title in 1976. They paired their 28th tournament title with their 46th regular season championship.

 also scored 15 points for Kentucky, and his brother Aaron had 11.

The Razorbacks (26-8) were trying to win their second tournament title and first since 2000. Michael Qualls, coming off the bench for only the second time this season, scored 18 points, while Bobby Portis, the coaches’ pick for player of the year, added 13.

Unlike last season when swept Kentucky, these Wildcats proved to be just too good.