Lady Vols top Kentucky to win SEC tournament title

Lady Vols top Kentucky to win SEC tournament title

March 6th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

NASHVILLE - Angie Bjorklund scored 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, and No. 4 Tennessee hit a school- and tournament-record 16 3-pointers to beat No. 16 Kentucky 90-65 Sunday in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

The Lady Vols (31-2), who were unbeaten in the SEC, won their 15th tournament title overall. This one was a bit special because it marked only the third time Tennessee went undefeated in winning the regular-season title before winning the conference tournament. Tennessee also did that in 1994 and 1998.

Kentucky (24-8) goes home still looking for its first SEC tournament title since 1982.

Shekinna Stricklen scored 19 points for Tennessee, Meighan Simmons added 16, and Alicia Manning had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Victoria Dunlap and Bernisha Pinkett each had 15 points for Kentucky.