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ESPN 680 Victory Over Alabama Podcast

Lachlan McLean and I discuss an encouraging win in Tuscaloosa.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Alabama Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Well I feel a lot better, how about you? The Kentucky Wildcats went into Alabama with something to prove defensively and I think they did the job. The ‘Cats won 67-58, thanks to defense and rebounding.

The Alabama Crimson Tide were coming off a four overtime win at South Carolina and were looking to capitalize on that with another win over a top 25 opponent. But UK didn’t let that happen. Even when they couldn’t buy a shot in the second half, they continued to play hard-nosed defense in order to pull away at the end.

Here is what we discussed:

  • While Isaiah Briscoe gave me a headache for most of the game, he was fabulous in crunch time and was our player of the game
  • Malik Monk played one of his better games
  • Bam Adebayo was at his best but the SEC officiating got him in the end
  • SEC officials are the worst in the country
  • Lach wasn’t as enthused with the win as I was
  • De’Aaron Fox still hasn’t been himself since the ankle injury
  • The bench production was a huge bonus yesterday
  • John Calipari showed tremendous confidence in Derek Willis at the end
  • John Calipari’s postgame press conference
  • And more!

The Wildcats will welcome in Tennessee on Tuesday night at 7:00 PM with revenge on their mind. The loss in Knoxville is what started their recent slide, but the ‘Cats are looking to put three wins in a row together. This is the part of their schedule that was built for them to make a run.

As always, check us out after the game on ESPN 680 in Louisville, or catch us on the various apps you can get on your smart phone.