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No. 12 Kentucky upsets No. 5 South Carolina 68-58 to advance to SEC tournament game

  • South Carolina center Elem Ibiam (33) and Kentucky forward/center Azia Bishop (50) battle for a rebound in the first half an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Duluth, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    South Carolina center Elem Ibiam (33) and Kentucky forward/center Azia Bishop (50) battle for a rebound in the first half an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Duluth, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky guard Bria Goss (13) is fouled as she drives between South Carolina forward Aleighsa Welch, left, and guard Tina Roy (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Duluth, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Kentucky guard Bria Goss (13) is fouled as she drives between South Carolina forward Aleighsa Welch, left, and guard Tina Roy (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Duluth, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

Bria Goss scored 14 points and No. 12 Kentucky upset No. 5 South Carolina 68-58 Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game.

DeNesha Stallworth and Linnae Harper each had 12 points for Kentucky (24-7), which will play Sunday in its fourth SEC tournament final in the last five years. The Wildcats won their only title in 1982.

South Carolina (27-4), the SEC regular-season champion, had 16 turnovers, most coming in the first 10 minutes. The Gamecocks were playing in only their second semifinal, following an appearance in 2012.

The Gamecocks scored the game's first points on a basket by Elem Ibiam, who had 16 points. Kentucky scored the next 12 points and never lost the lead.