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They had a 4-game losing streak this season and that's only happened 7 times at Kentucky in nearly 100 YEARS.

The Vols go for their first SEC Tournament title in 39 years at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 77-72 on Sunday to win the Southeastern Conference tournament championship.

Tennessee (25-7) carries a six-game winning streak into the finale, while Kentucky has won six of its past seven games.

Darnell Foreman scored 19 points, AJ Brodeur had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Pennsylvania earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2007 with a 68-65 victory over Harvard in the Ivy League Tournament championship. Co-SEC freshman of the year Kevin Knox dropped 10 points, fellow freshman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 14 points of his own.

Arkansas ranks 11th in steals allowed per game (4.7) while Tennessee ranks 80th (5.7). In addition to Bone, Admiral Schofield dropped in 16 points while Kyle Alexander, James Daniel III and Grant Williams all contributed 12 points each. "They will play smart and hard, and their coach has been around and been to tournaments. That will be a fun game". We were really trying to do this to get ready for the NCAA Tournament. Aside from an 80-67 loss at Florida in the regular-season finale a week ago, the Wildcats have rebounded from a rare four-game slide in February. It was the Vols' largest lead and only lead since scoring the game's first basket.

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"He is just silky smooth and at the end of games, he wants the ball". We took the lead.

The Kentucky Wildcats did it again. We got swept in the series this season. "So I think tomorrow will be that kind of game". But in the sea of confetti and Kentucky blue there were lessons learned for the next tournament and its even higher stakes.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kentucky, Most Valuable Player. It's commonly said that it's tough to beat a team three times in the same season. "I just feel like this is going to be motivation heading into the tournament". And you know what, we're still standing. "He's really good defensively, and he's playing really well right now". We had 22 offensive rebounds, and that was the difference. The trip will make Tennessee the fourth school third-year coach Rick Barnes has taken to the tournament, joining Providence, Clemson and Texas.

"They're a totally different team than they were then", Barnes said of Kentucky. "I told you a few weeks ago not to count Kentucky out when they had some struggles". It looks like they've really made a commitment to really play big, strong basketball inside. "But I don't know what tomorrow brings". These guys are growing up.

Although in the finale, Tennessee isn't satisfied.

"I love the fact that we can go on the road and lose a game and not go to the play-in game in Dayton", Calipari said. "That's one of the teams we hadn't beat since we've been at Tennessee".

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