LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Petty Jr. scored 23 aspects, collectively with four of Alabama’s 14 3-pointers, Jaden Shackleford added 18 aspects and Alabama for run no longer trailed Kentucky to invent an 85-65 rout Tuesday night in a matchup of the Southeastern Conference’s high two unbeaten teams.
The Crimson Tide (10-3, 5-0 SEC) won their fifth consecutive game to stay atop the conference. They for run no longer trailed, and after the 2nd-dwelling Wildcats tied the game at 17-all, soon answered with consecutive 3s by Shackleford, Petty and Alex Reese (eight aspects) to come by the lead for gorgeous. The Tide led 67-47 with 6: 49 final and Kentucky for run no longer purchased closer than 12.
“The major four minutes of the game in most cases tells who’s approach prepared to play,” Petty talked about. “Our coaching staff and our team harped on popping out, being the extra aggressive team and focused team within the major four minutes.”
Petty used to be 4 of 7 from within the wait on of the arc and 9 of 15 overall as Alabama snapped an eight-game shedding droop at Rupp Arena with its first take since Jan. 14, 2006 (68-64).
Shackleford used to be 6-of-15 shooting collectively with two 3s, among seven gamers to hit no longer no longer up to at least one from deep because the Tide accomplished 14 of 30 (46.7%). It marked their 2nd-highest total this season and the eighth time they’ve reached double digits.
“Obviously, it helps when you save 3s,” Alabama coach Nate Oats talked about.
Alabama’s 3-point shooting used to be a shrimp higher than its overall share (31 of 68, 46%). Joshua Primo had 12 aspects with a 3 for the Tide.
Alabama handily won no topic shedding starters Herbert Jones within the major half and Jordan Bruner within the 2nd with what Oats talked about in a while were hand and knee accidents respectively. Both will likely be evaluated on Wednesday.
Isaiah Jackson had 14 aspects off the bench, Devin Askew 12 aspects and Keion Brooks Jr. 10 for Kentucky (4-7, 3-1), which had won its outdated three contests.
The Wildcats controlled the boards 44-36 and recorded 9 blocks however played catchup throughout against Alabama’s originate air shooting and like a flash race. They accomplished 21 of 61 from the field, collectively with 4 of 18 from prolonged fluctuate.
Acknowledged Askew, “We didn’t show up nowadays, we didn’t prevail in that smartly.”
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