Georgia sinks Kentucky 90-85

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)—Terrance Woodbury had 30 points as Georgia defeated Kentucky 90-85 Wednesday night, delivering a potentially fatal blow to the Wildcats’ hopes of securing an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

On the night Kentucky honored its lone senior, Jared Carter, in pregame ceremonies, it was Georgia’s lone four-year senior who spoiled the party.

Woodbury scored the Bulldogs’ first nine points, then followed with clutch baskets down the stretch. His fourth 3-pointer of the game midway through the second half helped halt a Kentucky rally and hush the Rupp Arena crowd.

Woodbury also hit all 12 of his free throws.

Georgia (12-18, 3-12 Southeastern Conference) won for just the fourth time in 32 meetings at Rupp Arena. Kentucky (19-11, 8-7) likely must win the SEC tournament, as Georgia did a year ago, to avoid missing the NCAAs for the first time since 1991.

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 Georgia
Terrance Woodbury Terrance Woodbury
7-13,  30 Pts
3 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Kentucky
Patrick Patterson Patrick Patterson
4-10,  14 Pts
9 Rebs, 2 Assists

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