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The Wildcats win their first SEC Championship in 40 years thanks to a last-second shot by Dre’una Edwards!

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Your Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball team has won the 2022 SEC Championship!

They did so by taking down the No. 1 team in all of women’s basketball, as the Cats knocked off the South Carolina Gamecocks in Sunday’s title game.

It had already been a miracle run just to get to Sunday’s game, and the Wildcats were clearly worn down after playing their fourth game in four days.

But despite a rough first half offensively, the Wildcats rallied in the second half to take down the Gamecocks.

Kentucky entered the fourth quarter down 55-43 but would outscore South Carolina 21-7 in the final frame, which culminated with a Dre’una Edwards triple with five seconds, and the Wildcats held on for the 64-62 win!

The Wildcats ended the game on an 11-0 run in the final 4:38.

While Rhyne Howard rightfully gets most of the attention — she finished the game with 18 points on 5/14 shooting — it was Edwards who was this game’s superstar. She finished with 27 points on 11/21 shooting with nine boards in a legendary performance.

Edwards and Howard were Kentucky’s only double-digit scorers in this one, while Jazmine Massengill chipped in seven points, six assists and three boards.

To think this team was 9-11 and 2-8 in SEC play on February 10th makes this even more special, as the Wildcats just went on a run that probably won’t be matched by any men’s or women’s hoops team this year.

Combined with the wins over No. 15 Tennessee and No. 6 LSU, this was nothing short of one of the most amazing moments and postseason runs in UK Athletics history.

What. A. Team.

Go Cats!

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