Alabama 59, Kentucky 55

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Officials - John Cahill, Karl Hess, Doug Shows
Attendance - 15383

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Kentucky 33 22 55
Alabama 24 35 59

Recap


Alabama 59, Kentucky 55:
Nick Jacobs scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting as the host Crimson Tide tamed the Wildcats in Southeastern Conference play.

Trevor Releford tallied 13 points and Levi Randolph added 11 as the Crimson Tide (12-6, 4-1 SEC) won their fourth consecutive game.

Kyle Wiltjer scored 14 points, Julius Mays added 12 on four 3-pointers and Nerlens Noel had 13 rebounds and matched a career high with seven blocked shots for Kentucky (12-6, 3-2). The Wildcats shot 29.6 percent in the second half while blowing a nine-point halftime lead.

Alabama opened the second half with an 11-1 burst to turn a 33-24 deficit into a one-point lead. A three-point play by Andrew Steele put the Crimson Tide ahead for good at 41-38 and Alabama outplayed the Wildcats down the stretch after Kentucky pulled within 51-50 on Wiltjer’s hoop with 2:19 left.

Kentucky led most of the first half and took an 11-point advantage on a 3-pointer by Wiltjer with 4:19 remaining. The Wildcats led 33-24 at the break.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Kentucky missed its first eight second-half shots and shot 39.3 percent overall. … Alabama G Trevor Lacey left the game with 4:26 left with a leg cramp after driving for a basket. … Wildcats C Willie Cauley-Stein (knee) missed his second consecutive contest.   

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Nerlens Noel 39:00 4-9 0-0 0-0 4 9 13 0 1 1 2 8 8
Archie Goodwin 35:00 2-12 0-1 3-6 1 6 7 2 2 1 3 2 7
Julius Mays 32:00 4-8 4-5 0-0 1 2 3 1 4 0 2 0 12
Alex Poythress 15:00 2-3 0-0 2-2 1 4 5 0 5 0 2 0 6
Ryan Harrow 29:00 3-12 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 4 0 1 0 6
Kyle Wiltjer 35:00 6-10 1-2 1-3 2 5 7 2 1 1 3 0 14
Jarrod Polson 14:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 2
Jon Hood 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-56 5-9 6-11 10 30 40 9 19 3 13 10 55
  39.3% 55.6% 54.5% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 13

Alabama Crimson Tide

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Trevor Releford 32:00 4-10 1-1 4-4 0 3 3 2 1 2 3 0 13
Trevor Lacey 28:00 2-9 0-3 3-4 0 4 4 4 1 4 2 0 7
Moussa Gueye 18:00 2-3 0-0 0-1 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 5 4
Rodney Cooper 31:00 2-11 1-3 1-2 2 4 6 1 4 1 0 0 6
Levi Randolph 31:00 4-8 0-3 3-4 1 3 4 2 3 2 1 2 11
Andrew Steele 21:00 1-4 0-2 2-3 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 4
Devonta Pollard 17:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 0
Nick Jacobs 22:00 6-9 0-0 2-3 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 14
TOTAL 200 21-57 2-13 15-21 8 23 31 9 13 10 6 9 59
  36.8% 15.4% 71.4% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 6