The Rule of 71 abides.
Kentucky reached 71 points with 3:04 to play to take a four-point lead, a lead they would never surrender. After faltering down the stretch time and time again, the Cats reversed course to take down the Crimson Tide 81-71 in a must-win game at Rupp Arena.
Kentucky snapped the four-game losing streak by attacking the glass and playing aggressive defense. The Cats created 20 second chance points off 20 offensive rebounds and turned 12 Alabama turnovers turned into 18 Kentucky points.
With the season hanging in the balance, Kentucky still has life after a hard-fought win over Alabama.