This was your classic good news / bad news moment.
Alabama Basketball .List historically well-rounded to play the SEC includes an 85-65 win over Kentucky at the Roop Arena. He broke an eight-game at Lexington for his first win there in 15 years. Before Tuesday, recruitment in the SEC game has not been 5-0 since 1987.
It was the biggest home loss of the John Calipery era that began in 2009.
That was good.
Going down two starters with injuries cast a slight shadow on the result. Star senior Herbert Jones went on to grab his hand in the first half before Jordan Bruner could put any weight on his leg before the grad transfer.
Most of the attention went to Jones after he gutted a broken wrist last season.
“I don’t think it’s broken,” Otse said. “But I think our specialists should see us tomorrow before they diagnose us. It’s not broken by what I heard but I think it will be out for a while. “
Oates also said Bruner’s knee would be assessed by doctors after a domestic flight.
Alabama (10-3, 5-0 SEC) almost equalized season-high with 14 shots from behind the arc, leaving 15 behind in a win over UNLV. It was the tide’s sixth win since falling from Western Kentucky on Dec. 19. This is the run that includes the top-5 wins over Tennessee, Florida, ub burn and now Kentucky.
The 20-point final was game-high as John Patty went 23-season-high in one night, while Alabama finished the game without three starts. Point guard Jahvon Quinerley missed his third straight game with an unknown medical issue.
Patty did his part with efficiency. Huntville’s seniors went 4-for-7 from the 3-point range, on top of their previous season-22 against UNLV on December 1st.
Kentucky (–7, -1–1) had no answer for Alabama’s infiltrated guards from Patty to Jaden Shackleford and Jones before his injury. A handful of simple laps or dunes as a result of the inability to switch wildcats when the ball gets into the paint.
Alabama also took advantage of the offensive end, the opulent wildcat game. The 19 Kentucky turnover turned into 28 Crimson Tide points, ending with a 44-36 rebounding edge of the Wildcats at night.
“Kentucky is obviously down this year, but they’re still Kentucky,” Oates said.
The hosts also continued a season-long struggle with a 3-point range, scoring just 4-for 18.
The Coleman Coliseum in Alabama hosts Arkansas on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Michael Casagrande is a journalist with Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter ByCasagrande Or on Facebook.