Three start-ups in a battle for first place in the SEC, Alabama leave their first victorious Rupp Arena in 15 years by raising three pointers to the Kentucky basketball team.
Alabama has no starting point keeper Jahvon Quinerly in the lineup, and two other startups Herb Jones and Jordan Bruner have left the game with injuries. Despite the setbacks, Nate Oats’ team collected 85-65 wins, the first win of his career over Kentucky.
Crimson Tide started the night on fire with three pointers in the first half, 10 of 22 they initially withdrew from Britain after the Wildcats passed another drought rating. Britain made only two matches in the last 8:27 of the first half. At that time, Alabama, 13-1, finally made the game inaccessible. Alabama finishes 14 nights of 30 off three-point land.
In addition to the three Alabama, turnover shortcomings put Britain in a heavy blow for the first time in 2021, an issue that plagued Kentucky in the first half of the Alabama season to turn 19 points in Britain. To 29 points
Kentucky doesn’t look like a team that just won three games in a row to start the SEC, it’s because they are not the same team. The unexpected death of former teammate Ben Jordan, large above the locker room. An emotional night at the Rupp Arena Wildcats honors their fallen friends in a variety of ways they couldn’t do it with their play.