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UK Hoops regains two-game lead in SEC race

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The Kentucky women's basketball team hasn't had a game since Sunday, but the Wildcats got some good news in the Southeastern Conference race anyway.

Vanderbilt hosted second-place Tennessee in Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday night, defeating the Lady Volunteers 93-79. The loss by Pat Summitt's team drops their record to 8-3 in SEC play, increasing UK Hoops' lead in conference to two full games (see standings at right).

The Cats (21-3, 10-1 SEC), since the beginning of the season, have set out to win the school's first conference championship since the 1981-82. Owning a two-game cushion with just five games left in the regular season, UK is very much in control of its own destiny.

Monday night will afford the Wildcats a chance to put a stranglehold on the conference crown, as they travel to Knoxville, Tenn., looking for a two-game sweep of the Lady Volunteers for the first time in school history. A win would give UK a three-game lead over Tennessee with four games to play. A loss and Tennessee is just a game back.

Kentucky-Tennessee will be televised at 7 p.m. on Monday on ESPN2.

Here are the remaining schedules for the two teams:

Kentucky

at Tennessee
at Alabama
Vanderbilt
South Carolina
at Mississippi State

Tennessee
Kentucky
at Mississippi State
at Ole Miss
Arkansas
Florida

NOTE: Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Georgia, South Carolina, LSU and Florida have not been eliminated from contention for the SEC title.

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