Kentucky Wildcats’ all-time SEC Tournament scoring record in a single game

Feb 25, 2023; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Antonio Reeves (12) shoots the ball.
Feb 25, 2023; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Antonio Reeves (12) shoots the ball. / Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

One of the bluebloods of college basketball, the Kentuck Wildcats boast 31 SEC Tournament titles with just 29 losses in the tournament over the past 91 years.

It’s not like SEC basketball is bad and Kentucky just happens to be the one good team. In fact, the SEC lays claim to 21 basketball national titles.

So, what has it taken to get the Wildcats to such a prolific win rate? What is Kentucky’s all-time scoring record in the SEC Tournament?

Not just once, but twice, the Wildcats were able to amass 101 points in a single game.

523. Final. 101. 528. UK vs Bama 3/1/79. 100

In the quarterfinals of the 1979 SEC Tournament, the Wildcats took down the Crimson Tide in an absolute nail-biter game. Kentucky was the six-seed while Alabama was the three-seed and ‘Bama blew a six-point halftime lead.

Over the nearly 200 meetings between Alabama and Kentucky, the one-point difference from the 1979 conference tournament game remains the smallest margin of victory.

The 101-100 win for Kentucky led them to the conference finals where they sadly lost to to the Tennessee Volunteers in overtime.

534. Final. 101. 528. UK vs Tenn. 40

The Wildcats won the SEC Tournament in 1993 and they demolished teams along the way. One of those teams was the Tennessee Volunteers.

Nearly tripling the Vols’ score, Kentucky racked up another 101-point game in the postseason. Allowing Tennessee to score a measly 41 points, the Wildcats easily moved on to the semifinals where they took down Arkansas.

In the 1993 conference championship game, Kentucky outscored LSU by 17 points to win the SEC Tournament title.

The Wildcats seem to perform unusually well in the quarterfinal round of the conference tournament, especially when they can collect 101 points. With the two-seed this year, Kentucky starts its run in the quarterfinals. Maybe fans will see yet another triple-digit game from the Cats.

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