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Tuesday Headlines: Kentucky vs. Alabama Round 2 Edition

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Kentucky aims to avoid a season sweep against the surging Tide

NCAA Basketball: Alabama at Kentucky Arden Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The last time Kentucky and Alabama met on the basketball court, it wasn’t pretty for the Wildcats.

Kentucky was blown out at Rupp Arena, with a final score of 85-65 favoring the Crimson Tide.

The Wildcats were no match for the Tide, who shot 14-30 from beyond the arc in that matchup while Kentucky managed to shoot 4-18.

Now, as the Tide have continued their surge as winners of nine in a row, the Wildcats will take on Alabama in Tuscaloosa tonight hoping to put a halt to Alabama’s momentum, which has led them to a #9 ranking in the latest poll.

The Wildcats have their work cut out for them to stop the potent offensive attack of the Crimson Tide, while trying to figure out how to put points on the board themselves.

Kentucky did well on the offensive end against LSU, scoring 82 in a win on Saturday, but Kentucky may need even more than that against an Alabama team averaging 82 points per game on the season.

It’s a tall task for the Wildcats, but Kentucky needs to start picking up conference wins to gain a favorable spot in the SEC Tournament, which they’ll likely need to win in order to obtain an NCAA Tournament bid.

Winning tonight could go a long way toward doing just that.

So, we’re asking you, who get the W tonight?

Poll

Who wins Round 2 of Kentucky vs. Alabama?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Kentucky
    (143 votes)
  • 60%
    Alabama
    (215 votes)
358 votes total Vote Now

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Headlines

Alabama hoping to avoid slip-up against UK - KSR

The Cats will come in as 8-point underdogs.

Isaiah Jackson can be a game-changer for Kentucky - Cats Pause

There are very few who can give you the type of rim protection he provides.

Issac McKneely will announce college decision this week - Herald Leader

Changing offenses starts with recruiting great shooters. McKneely is a great shooter.

Jamal Murray ejected after groin shot - ESPN

Hard to get around the officials seeing that one.

Cole Beasley played with broken leg - Bleacher Report

That’s one tough dude.

NBA could have All-Star game - Yahoo

Atlanta is being discussed as an option.

MLB players, owners at odds over start of season - SI

This sounds familiar.