The Kentucky Basketball team is 3-0 in conference play after another home win against a solid Alabama team. The Cats led the whole way, but an Immanuel Quickley three-pointer with 61 seconds left sealed the victory.
Quickley finished the game with 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists including 5 of 6 from three point land. Ashton Hagans added 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists in a game that was closer than the score might suggest.
A Team Win
The Cats played a good first half to take a 10 point lead, but couldn’t put Alabama away until the final minute of the game. The Crimson Tide would not go away quietly, and took advantage of 16 offensive rebounds to stay in the game. With 61 seconds remaining, Coach Calipari put the ball in Quickley’s hands to seal the deal, and the sophomore point guard delivered.
“With him shooting it like that, it’s a completely different team,” Alabama coach Nate Oats said. “If he shoots 5-6 from three, I don’t know who’s better than them in the country.”
For more on the game, check out Jack’s seven takeaways from Kentucky’s win over Alabama here.
Titans Stun Lamar, Ravens
The Tenneesee Titans are playing at an elite level right now as they easily defeated the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 28-12. Lamar Jackson struggled for most of the night as the Titans defense forced two interceptions and four sacks.
Former Kentucky great Wesley Woodyard is going to the AFC Championship game.
— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) January 12, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers were short-handed last night as Lebron James, Anthony Davis and Danny Green all sat out. It did not matter against the Thunder, as former Cat Rajon Rondo went off for 21 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in a blowout win.
There has been speculation on Rondo’s future as he’s struggled in recent weeks, but this performance will silence the doubters. Kyle Kuzma added 36 points and seven rebounds as the Lakers improve their record to 32-7.
UK Women Vying for 5th Straight Win Against Florida
The Kentucky Women’s basketball team is playing at a high level right now as Rhyne Howard has started the new year on fire. Howard scored 43 points against Alabama, and 37 against Tennessee in back-to-back performances.
Tune into ESPNU at noon to catch the 14th ranked Wildcats take on Florida from Memorial Coliseum. We’ll also have a full recap right here on Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com after the game.