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Wenyen Gabriel’s Seven Three-Pointers Carry Kentucky to 86-63 Win over Alabama

Kentucky is one step closer to an SEC Title.

Wenyen Gabriel was absolutely unbelievable from behind the three-point line.  The sophomore forward set a new UK SEC Tournament record by knocking down a career-high seven three-pointers.  He made all seven attempts and finished with 23 points to lead UK past Alabama 86-63 in the SEC Tournament semifinals.

Just like Kentucky’s SEC Tournament opener, the Cats made a huge run right before halftime to create a comfortable lead.  Alabama made just one field goal in the final seven minutes of the first half to give UK a 10-point lead at the half.

Alabama was able to find some offense in the second half from John Petty and Collin Sexton.  Every time the Crimson Tide made a run, Gabriel had a response.  Kentucky never let the momentum get too far away and was able to hold on for a fun victory.

There are so many things to love about today’s game.  The Cats moved the ball and played unselfish, finishing with 20 assists.  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 19 points and 8 assists, PJ Washington was a beast, Sacha Killeya-Jones came out of his shell and Kentucky did it all without significant contributions from Kevin Knox, Hamidou Diallo or Jarred Vanderbilt.  Everything is coming together at the right time.

Kentucky will play for a fourth straight SEC Tournament Title tomorrow at 1:00 ET on ESPN against the winner of Tennessee-Arkansas.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

22 Comments for Wenyen Gabriel’s Seven Three-Pointers Carry Kentucky to 86-63 Win over Alabama



  1. Kevin C
    3:07 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    I like my team.



  2. Miller45
    3:08 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    wow



  3. BigBlueNationDude
    3:09 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    Im a bandwagon kinda guy



  4. CATandMONKEY
    3:09 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    This game should settle down the naysayers.
    That was fun!

  5. And the post game host called it “St. Blue-is”. I love it!

    Someone on KSR has to get the Cal clip from the post game. He talked again about all his Canadian players smiling all the time. The host mentioned he’s from Ontario and Cal said “What are you guys smoking?” and cracked up Farnham and Dykes.



    • Ridge Runner
      3:16 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

      I heard that…
      hahaa



  6. Ridge Runner
    3:15 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    Totally impressive overall performance. Gabriel was totally in a zone



  7. cats646
    3:15 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    Awesome win!!!!! Gabriel is the next Ray Allen.



  8. Mc12
    3:17 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    Catch and shoot. Never dribble. The Willis talk is finally registering!



  9. philbo
    3:33 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    Our point guards. 16 assists. 1 turnover.



  10. Kat4Life
    3:37 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    Dear god…..that second-half shooting performance, particularly from 3-point, is among the highest I’ve ever seen for a UK team……someone should research that, “highest FG% in a half”……..at 84% overall, and 89% from 3-point range, we had to set a record……..



  11. catsarerunnin
    3:49 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    Love my team!



  12. BBN_strive_4_9
    3:59 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    I loooove my team



  13. yvonnedraper1
    4:30 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    At last……!!!!!



  14. runningunnin.454
    5:42 pm March 10, 2018 Permalink

    HooAah!