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Alabama Wins 10th Straight, Finishes UK Sweep

by Layne Gerbig

The Tide men’s basketball squad managed to increase their winning streak to 10 straight wins, and swept Kentucky in the series for the first time since 1988-89 in a 70-59 win in Tuscaloosa.

Alabama (14-3, 9-0) played a sloppy game, yet still managed to win the game by 11 points. Bama shot just 30% from three-point land, converting on 6 of 20. Pair that with only shooting 38% from the field overall, and you may wonder how this game was won. The answer is defense.

Alabama’s defense forced Kentucky (5-10, 4-4) to take tough, contested shots all night, never giving them anything easy. UK shot just 35%. Sarr and Mintz each led UK with 12 points a piece, while Boston, who appeared injured early in the first half, finished with 8.

Four of Bama’s five starters scored in double figures: Jones (13), Petty (10), Primo (10), and Shackelford (21). Herb Jones also snagged 9 boards and dished 8 assists.

Next up for Alabama men’s hoops:

The Tide will travel to Norman, OK Saturday to take on 24th-ranked Oklahoma at 11am CST. Broadcast information to be determined.

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