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College Basketball: UK Advances to SEC Final; Bellarmine Eliminated From NCAA Tourney

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Aaron Harrison scored 22 points and Kentucky took a methodical 70-58 win over Georgia on Saturday to advance to another men's Southeastern Conference tournament championship game.Kentucky will play No. 1 Florida in Sunday's title game, creating a matchup of the tournament's two top seeds. Florida beat Tennessee 56-49 in Saturday's first semifinal.The Wildcats improved their record of dominance in SEC semifinals to 38-2.James Young had 14 points and Julius Randle had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Kentucky (24-9), which never trailed but led only 36-32 at halftime. Kentucky's big lead was 16 points at 68-52.Kenny Gaines had 13 points, all in the second half, and Charles Mann had 12 for Georgia (19-13), which now likely will wait for a NIT bid.In the NCAA Division II Tournament, Louisville's Bellarmine University was eliminated by Indianapolis 80-75 in a first round game. The Knights finish the season with a 23-8 record.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.