Kentucky gets 20th win of the season, beats South Carolina, 86-76

 posted his sixth straight double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds and  Jr. scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half as No. 5 beat 86-76 on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (20-4, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) reached 20 victories in a season for the 13th time in the past 14 years. But they had to recover after squandering an 11-point lead to the Gamecocks (13-10, 4-7) early in the final 20 minutes.

had lost its previous two games at and when Keyshawn Bryant’s bucket tied things at 43-all with 15 minutes left, it appeared the Wildcats might have to sweat out another at Colonial Life Arena.

Instead, went on a 15-2 burst fueled by Tshiebwe and Washington, both who played limited first-half minutes due to foul trouble.

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