Alabama’s Offensive Script Lacked Points in Loss to Kentucky

Alabama (18-14, 8-10) fell short in duplicating the previous night’s script of balanced scoring as the Tide fell 85-59 in a second round SEC Tournament game against no. 2 seeded Kentucky (24-8, 13-5). The Wildcats held no. 10 seeded Bama to their lowest league point totals this season, 59 tonight and 53 in Lexington.

Bama shot well enough from three-point land finishing 9 of 26 (34.6%) but was far below the 13 of 22 (59.1%) proficiency recorded by Kentucky, a season high for the ’Cats.  Only two Tide players scored in double figures.  Arthur Edwards continued the hot streak from beyond the arc hitting 6 of 10, the second most by an Alabama player this year, for a final tally of 20 points.  Two first half fouls limited Retin Obasohan to a single free-throw in 10 minutes.  He found the mark in the second half with 17 points to finish the game with 18, his 17th consecutive double-digit scoring effort.  The assist ratio is normally an indicator of the team scoring the most points.  Alabama had four to Kentucky’s 18.

Alex Poythress must be inspired by the color crimson.  He had a season high 25 points in Tuscaloosa and 20 on Friday evening – two of his three top scoring totals this season.  The senior forward canned 2 of 16 three’s the entire campaign before nailing four of five in Nashville against the Tide.

Alabama awaits their post-season destination as bids will be extended on Sunday.  They are expected to receive a call from the National Invitational Tournament.  Johnson, Edwards, Obasohan, Norris, Coleman and Kessens recap the loss. 


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