Kentucky led narrowly at halftime, 25-24, but LSU only shot 28.6 percent from the field on the day, compared to the Wildcat's 41 percent performance.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led all scorers with 19 points, which included nine free throws. Kidd-Glichrist also pulled down 10 rebounds. Terence Jones added 15 points for Kentucky. Anthony Davis recorded his usual double-double with 12 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
Kentucky held a significant advantage at the free throw line, taking a total of 34 compared to the 10 LSU took. Storm Warren led Tigers in scoring with 14 points, while three other Tigers contributed double figures.
The Wildcats advance to the SEC semifinal match-up on Saturday. To stay updated on the SEC tournament, go to SB Nation Atlanta.