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UK loses to Ga. 60-56 In OT In Storm-Scrambled Tourney

ATLANTA, GA. -- After a tornado damaged the Georgia Dome, the SEC Tournament was rescheduled and moved to a smaller venue, and fans were not allowed into the game to root them on, the UK Wildcats played a grueling game sent into overtime at 50 - 50... then lost to the University of Georgia by a final score of 60 to 56.

Zac Swansey scored five points in overtime, including an unlikely turnaround 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left, and Georgia upset Kentucky Saturday to continue its surprising SEC tournament run.

Kentucky (18-12) is left with a nervous wait for Sunday, when NCAA tournament bids are released.

Terrance Woodbury scored 17 points and Sundiatta Gaines had 16 as Georgia (15-16) took its first Southeastern Conference tournament victory over Kentucky in nine tries.

Swansey, a freshmen who averages 4.2 points per game, was guarded by Ramon Harris as he drove the court before stopping, spinning and launching the 3-pointer in front of the Georgia bench, giving the Bulldogs a 57-56 lead.

The game was played at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the campus of Georgia Tech - Georgia's in-state rival. A tornado damaged the Georgia Dome during the overtime period of Mississippi State's quarterfinals win over Alabama on Friday night, forcing the tournament's move to the smaller facility.

- The Associated Press contributed to this story.

AP-NY-03-15-08 1437EDT


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