NASHVILLE, Tenn. - DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 2 Kentucky beat 15th-ranked Tennessee 74-45 Saturday and advanced back to the Wildcats' accustomed spot in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game.
Kentucky (31-2) will play either No. 20 Vanderbilt or Mississippi State on Sunday, looking to add a 26th tournament title to the 44th regular season championship the Wildcats won in coach John Calipari's first season.
Eric Bledsoe had 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point range, and John Wall added 14 as Kentucky chases its first tourney title since 2004.
Scotty Hopson had 11 points for Tennessee (25-8), which snapped a five-game winning streak.