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Kentucky vs. Alabama game thread and pregame reading

The Cats look to continue their hot play as they take on the Crimson Tide.

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NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats (4-6, 3-0 in SEC) go head-to-head with the Alabama Crimson Tide (9-3, 4-0 in SEC) tonight in Lexington at 9 pm EST on ESPN. You can steam the game online at WatchESPN or with a free trial of fuboTV.

What a turnaround these Cats have had since the season began. Winning three straight games has rejuvenated the team, fans and coaches.

The return of Keion Brooks Jr. has a lot to do with the optimism we’ve seen as well. He scored 12 points on 6/8 shooting to go with six rebounds and four assists in his first game in over 10 months.

As for the Tide, they are on a hot streak of their own. They’ve won five straight with wins over Tennessee, Florida and most recently Auburn, who had their five-star freshman, Sharife Cooper, score 26 points playing his first game of the season.

This Alabama team can put up points in a hurry, so the Cats better be ready defensively. This should be a war for 40 minutes that comes down to the wire.

All of us at A Sea of Blue extend our condolences to Ben Jordan, who passed away Monday. The Kentucky baseball pitcher was a walk-on for the basketball team last season. Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Now, here are some pregame reads to get you ready for tonight’s game.