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Associated Press Modified: March 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm •  Published: March 11, 2012
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jeffery Taylor scored 18 points and Vanderbilt rallied to beat No. 1 Kentucky 71-64 in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game Sunday, ending the Wildcats' 24-game winning streak.

John Jenkins and Festus Ezeli both had 17 points for Vanderbilt (24-10), which last won the SEC tournament in 1951.

Kentucky (32-2) didn't score a field goal over the final 8:04 and shot just 35.9 percent from the field (23 of 64).

Darius Miller scored 16 points for Kentucky while Terrence Jones and Anthony Davis both added 12.

After a dunk by Miller with 8:04 left, the Wildcats missed 14 consecutive shots from the field to lose for the first time since Dec. 10.

It also spoiled the Wildcats' perfect season against SEC competition. Kentucky is 18-1 against SEC opponents.

Vanderbilt has won four of five games heading into the NCAA tournament.

NO. 17 FLORIDA ST. 85, NO. 4 NORTH CAROLINA 82

ATLANTA (AP) — Tournament MVP Michael Snaer scored 18 points and Florida State used a barrage of 3-pointers to win the ACC tournament championship for the first time since joining the conference in 1991.

Florida State (24-9) beat the Tar Heels by 33 points during the regular season.

North Carolina (29-5) nearly came all the way back from a 16-point deficit in the first half. P.J. Hairston missed a tying 3 at the buzzer.

It was the first time since Maryland's title in 2004 that a team outside the state of North Carolina won the tournament.

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