The Wildcats struggled with their emotions, following the heart-breaking loss to North Carolina.
UK was led by 13 points from both Bam Adebayo and De'Aaron Fox. Malik Monk and Isaac Humphries each had 12 points.
The seventh-seeded Gamecocks held on down the stretch to beat 4-seed Florida 77-70 in the East Region final in New York.
Frustration is starting to show for the Kentucky Wildcats, especially freshman Bam Adebayo. At the half, North Carolina leads Kentucky 38-33.
Wildcats move to 4-2 in SEC play with sweep of the doubleheader