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LSU tops Kentucky to reach SEC title game

Courtney Jones scored 18 points, LaSondra 61, in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament on Saturday.

Adrienne Webb added 11 points and Jeanne Kenney scored 10 for the fourth- seeded Lady Tigers (22-9), who will play in the final of the SEC Tournament for the first time since losing to Tennessee in 2008.

It will be LSU's ninth appearance overall in the title game. It never trailed and led by as many as 18 points with 6:23 remaining in the second half.

Tennessee and South Carolina are playing the other semifinal. The winner will face LSU on Sunday.

Top-seeded Kentucky (25-6) was led by 18 points from A'dia Mathies and 17 from Keyla Snowden. The Wildcats scored 16 points in the first half -- a season-low for any half.