And just like that, Kentucky’s momentum just hit a major bump in the road.
Kentucky came into last night’s game riding a wave of momentum from a three-game winning streak including a great performance in Gainesville last weekend with a chance to take over first place in the SEC.
However, Kentucky was no match on Tuesday night for the offensive firepower from the Alabama Crimson Tide as the Wildcats fell 85-65.
Kentucky tied the game at 17 early on, but never lead on a night where the Tide shot nearly 47 percent from beyond the arc, knocking down 14 three-pointers.
On the other hand, Kentucky’s shooting woes reared their ugly head again, as the Wildcats knocked down 4-18 three pointers and had 7 assists to 19 turnovers.
Now Kentucky needs to regroup and do so quickly with a road matchup at Auburn on Saturday.
Auburn has struggled in conference play, starting 0-4 in the SEC but they just got their star freshman point guard Sharife Cooper eligible. Cooper finished with 26 points and 9 assists in a 94-90 loss to Alabama.
Cooper adds a dynamic element to the Tigers offense, so Kentucky will need to find some defensive answers if they want to get back into the win column on Saturday.
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