John Wall led Kentucky with 22 points and 10 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins chipped in with 16 points and 13 rebounds, his seventh consecutive double-double. Tony Mitchell scored 13 points with seven rebounds for Alabama.
Though Kentucky won by double-digits, the Crimson Tide made a game of it. Anthony Brock's three pointer pulled Alabam to within just six points at 61-55 with just 1:00 minute remaining in the game. The Tide would not score again however as the Wildcats closed the game out with a Patrick Patterson dunk shot.
Kentucky's poor shooting from the foul line and from long-range allowed the Tide to remain close for much of the night. The Cats were just 19-31 from the foul line and 3-16 from three point range.
Defensively, the Wildcats were solid, holding their opponents to just 33% from the field and 28% from three point range while outrebounding Alabama by a double digit margin.
DeAndre Liggins continued his strong play for Kentucky. After sitting out the first nine games of the season and playing sparingly most of the season, Liggins has come alive over the last four games, playing 26 minutes against Alabama. The 6-6 guard scored seven points with seven rebounds and had one steal and one blocked shot.