By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today
LEXINGTON — Kentucky captured is 49th Southeastern Conference title Saturday, a feat that likely will boost the team’s NCAA Tournament resume nearly two weeks until Selection Sunday.
The No. 8 Wildcats (24-5, 14-2) ended a rare two-game losing streak to Auburn with a 73-66 victory, securing a top seed and a double-bye for the league tournament that begins March 11 in Nashville. Kentucky has won eight in a row and 16 of its last 18 games and back-to-back losses to Utah and Ohio State at Las Vegas in December have long been forgotten.