For the fourth straight season, Kentucky has ended Alabama’s run in the SEC Tournament. The Cats cruised to a 73-55 victory over the Crimson Tide in the SEC Tourney quarterfinals at Bridgestone Arena.
The game got off to an incredibly sloppy start. Tied at nine after six minutes of slop, Kentucky went on an 11-0 run to take a commanding lead. From that point on Kentucky’s lead never shrank to less than six.
In his first game since February 19, Reid Travis was scoreless in only seven minutes of action in the first half. To help him kick off the rust, Coach Cal started Travis in the second half. The senior forward immediately responded, scoring the Cats’ first bucket of the half. He finished with eight points in 21 minutes of action.
Tyler Herro led Kentucky in scoring with 20 points. P.J. Washington recorded his eighth double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Immanuel Quickley hit all three of his three-point attempts to finish with 12 points.
Kentucky will play the winner of Tennessee-Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament semifinals at approximately 3:15 Saturday afternoon on ESPN.