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Kentucky gets back on track with a 77-61 win over Alabama

© Marvin Gentry

© Marvin Gentry

© Marvin Gentry

I think we were all a little bit worried after UK laid an egg at LSU, but the Cats got back on track tonight with a 77-61 win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Alex Poythress scored a career-high 25 points, followed by Jamal Murray with 21.

The first half wasn’t pretty — Poythress and Murray accounted for 31 of UK’s 38 first half points — but the rest of the team got in on the fun in the second. Isaiah Briscoe even rediscovered his jump shot, hitting 6-10 from the floor for 12 points. After a no-show in Baton Rouge, Marcus Lee was much better, coming close to a double double with 8 points and 11 rebounds.

More coming throughout the night. For now, celebrate good times come on!


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8 Comments for Kentucky gets back on track with a 77-61 win over Alabama

  1. Long Dong Silver
    8:16 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I must say, what a physical and poorly officiated game. Yep, the refs are going to clean up the game.

    • scottg74
      8:32 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      I will agree somewhat, but that’s where these players have to learn how to play on.

    • Long Dong Silver
      8:41 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      No, that’s where the refs need to make the correct calls. Period.

    • scottg74
      10:36 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Agreed, just saying you can’t look up everytime you want a call. Ullis gets prison mugged and a common foul, I get it.

  2. scottg74
    8:31 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    If we only had a big man down low who can operate like KAT could. Ready to see what Tay can do since Skal is non effective.

    • 25OR624
      9:11 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Without question, KAT never came out from day one and just dominated – he struggled, a lot. Not to the degree of Skal. But he caught up, eventually, and seemingly quicker. KAT is, obviously, physically bigger than Skal (whose additional issues will require time). I don’t see the turn around in 2016 with the fella. He will get there: in time. It is up to him – and mother Nature & father Time. The good news is this: We are seeing what the other bigs can and will accomplish. It is a team. Good to see Poythress lead today. I digress, but nice to see Briscoe get back too. We had a lot of play from some kids today and it was nice to see them rally around the needs of the business that is KENTUCKY Basketball.

  3. JusSayin
    8:32 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Briscoe needs to fade away on his freethrows. Honestly a little lean back would increase his arc. He misses long every time.

  4. scottg74
    10:34 pm January 9, 2016 Permalink

    Anyone else notice the shots Briscoe made were made without thinking? He barely draws rim on his first shot wide open, first shot he makes is 360 fadeaway.