Kentucky Snaps Losing Streak With Win Over Alabama

02/17/2018 04:01 PM

Over the course of the last four games, all of them Kentucky losses, head coach John Calipari continued to stress that his team was close to figuring things out and that good things could still be in store. On Saturday, in an 81-71 win over Alabama, the team finally started to put those things together.

In what might have been the most consistent effort of the season, the Wildcats dominated the Crimson Tide on the glass, winning the battle of the boards, 44-27. The Cats also got more efficient play from their two point guards as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Quade Green combined to hand out 8 assists and commit only 1 turnover. PJ Washington led the team in points with 15, while Green (12) Kevin Knox (13), Jarred Vanderbilt (11) and Nick Richards (10) also scored in double digits.

The win moves Kentucky to 7-7 in SEC play.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.


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