Alabama will get a shot at revenge against Kentucky tomorrow in the semi-finals, but if anything is like the Cats and the Tides last match-up, we’ll be seeing Kentucky again on Sunday.
Looking ahead at tomorrow’s early start, here are some story lines from the February meet:
Alabama sucked at the line
The Tide were just nine of 26 from the line. Nine. That’s good for 34.6 percent. Kentucky is by no means the best free throw shooting team, but hey, at least they’re better than Bama. If it turns out to be a game decided by the charity stripe, I think the Cats are good.
Isaiah Briscoe was huge down the stretch
Just like he was tonight. Against the Tide, Briscoe struggled, but was huge in the last four minutes as he made seven points to guarantee the Cats a win. He also grabbed 11 rebounds to match his 11 points that night. We may have our qualms with the sophomore, but he can step up and do what it takes to win a game.
Dom was huge early on
The Alabama game was part of the beginning of the stretch of Dom playing the best basketball of his life. Fox was struggling early on to find rhythm, but the senior stepped up and made some big plays. He scored five points over the last three and a half minutes and helped Kentucky gain a 29-20 lead at halftime.
Dominique Hawkins baseline runner. pic.twitter.com/sIfSOM4EAR
– Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) February 11, 2017