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FINAL: Kentucky holds off Alabama rally for 76-67 win

It was a little nerve-wracking there at the end, but Kentucky outlasted Alabama today 76-67 for its fourth straight win, third in SEC play.

The Crimson Tide rallied from a ten-point halftime deficit to cut the Cats’ lead to three with two minutes left, but a huge three by Immanuel Quickley with a minute remaining pushed the lead back to seven and put the game on ice. Quickley finished with a game-high 19 points, including FIVE threes, to go along with five rebounds, three assists, and a steal. In the past four games, he’s made 14 of 23 threes, or 60.8%. That’s good.

Ashton Hagans came up just shy of a triple double, finishing with 15 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals, and 4 turnovers. Tyrese Maxey and Nick Richards both scored 13 points, with Richards notching his seventh double double of the season with 11 boards. He also had five blocks. Kentucky held a trigger-happy Alabama team to 28-76 (37%) from the floor and 4-21 (19%) from three while shooting 28-63 (44%) and 9-15 (60%) themselves.

Two bad stats: offensive rebounds and turnovers. The Cats had 10 offensive rebounds to Alabama’s 16, and turned the ball over 14 times. You know Cal will mention that in his postgame presser.

Plenty more to come throughout the afternoon…


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4 Comments for FINAL: Kentucky holds off Alabama rally for 76-67 win

  1. ColoradoCatFan88
    2:23 pm January 11, 2020 Permalink

    Thank god for IQ & Nick Richards. Ashton played well too and I was happy to see EJ have a solid game. I keep waiting for Whitney to have his breakout game, but I’m not sure it’s gonna happen this season. The kid just looks lost out there

    • CrystalBall
      4:43 pm January 11, 2020 Permalink

      It will happen this year. Bet on it.

  2. Bluehender
    2:23 pm January 11, 2020 Permalink

    9 of 15 from 3? I believe that’s 60%..don’t win this one without Quickley..

  3. UKLugo
    4:44 pm January 11, 2020 Permalink

    I find it interesting that Cal has been starting Brooks at the 3 but the starter minutes have been going to Quickley. At this point, I think everyone, including Cal, knows that our best lineup includes the 3 guards. Cal, and most coaches, for that matter, don’t over value starting and like having a spark off the bench. Quickley provides that in spades.