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Tennessee takes home 15th SEC title

Mar 7, 2011 - 2:26 AM Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Angie Bjorklund had 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, to help No. 4 Tennessee take home its 15th title with a 90-65 win over 16th-ranked Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

The Lady Volunteers (31-2) got 19 points from Shekinna Stricklen and 16 points from Meighan Simmons as the team hit a school record and tournament record 16 three-pointers in the game.

For the third time, Tennessee finished a regular season undefeated in the conference and went on to win the conference tournament. The school also accomplished the feat in 1994 and 1998.

Victoria Dunlap and Bernisha Pinkett each gave 15 points for the Wildcats (24-8), who were looking for their first SEC tournament title since 1982.

Kentucky was done in by shooting just 27.3 percent from the floor while Tennessee made 56.4 percent.

Holding a nine-point lead to start the second half, Tennessee made 13 of its first 17 shots in the final 20 minutes to take command of the game.