Immanuel Quickley scored the game’s final five points, including a dagger three-ball with a minute left to finish with 19, while Ashton Hagans flirted with a triple-double with 15 points, nine assists and nine rebounds.
The Wildcats, who are now 3-0 in SEC play, led by 15 early in the second half before a furious rally by the Crimson Tide got them to within 63-60 with just over five minutes remaining.
But Quickley nailed a triple from the right corner with 4:33 left before Hagans hit his own three-ball to give the Wildcats a 69-62 edge. But Alabama would get to within 70-67 before Kentucky held on for the nine-point win.
Next up, Kentucky is on the road to face the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday.
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