This is your classic good news/bad news moment.
The Alabama basketball team has always welcomed SEC games, including the 85-65 victory over Kentucky at the Rupp Arena. It broke the eight-game skid in Lexington, the first victory won there in 15 years. Since 1987, Inspur has never reached 5-0 in the SEC competition.
This is the most unbiased housing loss in the John Calipari era that began in 2009.
Two starters were injured and fell, which cast a shadow on the result. Star predecessor Herbert Jones (Herbert Jones) held his hand tightly in the first half, and Jordan Bruner could not bear any heavy load in the second half before the transfer.
After Jones broke his wrist last season, most of his attention shifted to Jones.
Oats said: “I don’t think it’s broken.” “But I think they want our experts to diagnose them tomorrow, and then diagnose them again. As far as I know, this has not broken out yet, but I think he will stay a while.”
Oats also said that Bruner’s knee will be evaluated after the doctor flies home.
Alabama (10-3, 5-0 SEC) is almost equal to the highest level of the season, with 14 shots from beyond the three-point line and still 15 behind after defeating UNLV. Since falling to Western Kentucky on December 19, this is the sixth straight win for the Tides. This game included winning in the top five of Tennessee, Florida, Auburn University and Kentucky.
When John Petty got Alabama in one night and finished the game without three starts, he got a season-high 23 points. The final 20 points was the game’s highest. . Point guard Jahvon Quinerly missed his third game due to an undisclosed medical issue.
Petty bourgeoisie takes efficiency as its responsibility. The Huntsville forward has made 7-7 3-pointers in 12 games, 4 of which reached his previous season’s highest 22 episodes.
Before the injury, Kentucky (4-7, 3-1) did not answer Alabama’s penetrating guard from Petty to Jaden Shackleford and Jones. The Wildcats were unable to switch after the ball entered the paint, resulting in some simple layups or dunks.
Alabama also took advantage of the hasty Wildcat game on the offensive end. The Kentucky’s 19 turnovers turned into 28 crimson points in one night, and the Wildcats finished the game with a 44-36 rebound advantage.
Oats said: “Kentucky has clearly regressed this year, but they are still Kentucky.”
The hosts also continued their three-pointer battle throughout the season, shooting only 4 of 18.
Alabama hosted Arkansas at the Coleman Stadium at 2:30 AM local time on Saturday.
Michael Casagrande is a reporter for the Alabama Media Group.Follow him on twitter @ByCasagrande Or on Facebook.