NEW ORLEANS — Michael Kidd-Gilchrest scored 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky survived a feisty effort by heavy underdog LSU to take a 60-51 victory Friday in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Terrence Jones added 15 points and 11 rebounds, including a 9-0 run by himself that gave the Wildcats (31-1) the lead for good as they extended their winning streak to 23 games. Anthony Davis added 12 points and 14 rebounds after a slow start, and Doron Lamb scored 12.
Storm Warren scored 14 for LSU (18-14), which came in as a 17-point underdog after beating Arkansas in Thursday's opening round. The Tigers led by as much as five points early in the second half before Jones' surge turned the tide.
Andre Stringer added 11 points for the Tigers.