Men's Basketball
Wildcats Claim 42nd SEC Crown

Tubby Smith has his fourth SEC Championship in six years.

Tubby Smith has his fourth SEC Championship in six years.

March 5, 2003

With Florida's loss at Georgia on Tuesday, Kentucky won its league-leading 42nd Southeastern Conference Championship and ninth Eastern Division crown outright with two games left in the regular season. UK, which is unbeaten in league play at 14-0, has won more SEC titles than all the other league teams combined (41). UK had clinched at least a share of the two league titles after a 74-66 victory over host Georgia on Sunday, but with the Gators trailing in the East standings by two games, their loss to the Dogs locked up the Cats' No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament and assured Tubby Smith of his fourth SEC Championship in six seasons at Kentucky.

Smith's team will complete its regular-season slate against Vanderbilt tonight before battling No. 3 Florida in a nationally televised broadcast on Saturday. UK has won as many SEC games this season (14), as they did in 1998 en route to the SEC crown that season. A win against Vanderbilt would give UK its most SEC victories since 1996 when the Cats swept conference play with a 16-0 record.



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