9:00 PM ET, January 18, 2011
Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Kentucky's second-half rally falls short as Alabama notches unlikely upset
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Ben Eblen matched his scoring average with one free throw in the final seconds for his lone point. How Alabama's reserve guard got to the line was much more important, though.Eblen grabbed a steal and made one of two free throws with 2.8 seconds left to help the Crimson Tide preserve a 68-66 victory over No. 12 Kentucky on Tuesday night."It was an all-out effort for everybody," Tide forward JaMychal Green said. "That's what it's going to take for us to win games."
• Alabama snapped a five-game losing streak to Kentucky, holding on after the Wildcats nearly came back from a 20-point, second-half deficit.
• The Crimson Tide improved to 10-0 at home this season.
• JaMychal Green had game highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds for Alabama, good for his fourth double-double of the season.
• Kentucky shot just 7 of 21 from the 3-point line while Alabama made 7 of 14.
• The Crimson Tide outrebounded the Wildcats 41-34.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-61 (.377)||25-56 (.446)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-21 (.333)||7-14 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-22 (.591)||11-17 (.647)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|