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Live updates: Kentucky women in SEC Tournament

Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell is trying to lead his Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament for a ninth consecutive season.
Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell is trying to lead his Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament for a ninth consecutive season. AP

Follow along Friday afternoon as Jennifer Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com provides live updates from courtside as the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team takes on Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The game is scheduled to tip off at 1 p.m. EST

Kentucky (15-16) entered the tournament as the No. 9 seed and advanced to the quarterfinals by knocking off No. 8 seed Alabama, 71-64, on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats’ only path to the NCAA Tournament is most likely to win the conference tournament and claim the league’s automatic bid to the postseason.

The journey continues Friday against No. 1 seed Mississippi State (30-0), a team Kentucky lost to twice during the regular season — 74-55 on Feb. 11 in Starkville and 85-63 last Sunday in Lexington.

The winner of Friday’s game will advance to Saturday’s 5 p.m. semifinal against either Texas A&M or LSU.

Friday’s game is being televised live on the SEC Network. It is available online at WatchESPN.com, courtesy of SEC Network Plus.

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