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No. 12 Kentucky upsets No. 5 South Carolina 68-58

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DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - 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.

"Obviously we're disappointed in losing the basketball game," South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley said. "But we're more disappointed in how we played. This is the first I've seen our team play this poorly all season. Obviously, the first half was one that we couldn't recover from. But, we've got a few weeks to think about how we get back on track."

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.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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