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Lady Vols defeat Kentucky, advance to SEC Tournament quarterfinals

No. 5 seed Tennessee (18-11) defeated No. 12 seed Kentucky (12-20), 76-62, Thursday in the SEC Tournament second-round at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.

Tennessee advances to play No. 4 seed Alabama in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. EST.

Sara Puckett scored 22 points, including 10 points during the first quarter, for the Lady Vols. She also recorded eight rebounds and three assists.

Jewel Spear totaled 10 points, four rebounds and three assists, while Tess Darby recorded her first career double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) for Tennessee.

Jasmine Powell and Rickea Jackson scored eight points each for the Lady Vols. Jackson also recorded nine rebounds.

Saniah Tyler led Kentucky with 17 points.

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Story originally appeared on Vols Wire