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— Kentucky fell to 14-4, 2-2 SEC on the season. Alabama improved to 11-7, 3-1 SEC.
— The Wildcats are 100-36 all-time against the Crimson Tide and 28-22 in Tuscaloosa and have won five of the last six against Alabama.
— UK is now 472-116 against schools comprising the SEC’s Western division. The Cats have gone 119-29 against SEC West teams since the league split into two divisions in 1992.
— Kentucky will be in action again Saturday, Jan. 22, travelling to South Carolina. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. p.m. ET with the game being televised on ESPN.
Team game notes
— The Wildcats used the starting combination of Darius Miller, Doron Lamb, Brandon Knight, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson for the third straight game. Kentucky is 2-1 with that starting five.
— Terrence Jones was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was Jones’ fourth time this season to be the first Wildcat off the bench.
— Kentucky extended its streak of game with a three-pointer to 767 games, the third longest streak in the country.
— The Wildcats trailed 37-30 at the half, only the fourth time this season. Kentucky is 1-3 when trailing at halftime.
— Over the final 3:34 of the first half and 4:30 into the second half, the Wildcats were outscored 22-5 during which time Alabama increased its lead from 30-27 to 52-32.
— The Wildcats pulled close late in the second half on the strength of a 23-8 run.
— Kentucky had four players score in double-figures led by Terrence Jones’ 17. Also scoring double-digits was Doron Lamb (16), Brandon Knight (14) and Darius Miller (12).
Individual game notes
#1 Darius Miller
— Has scored double-figures in three-straight games.
— Has scored in double-figures in each of the last 11 games.
#12 Brandon Knight
— Has scored in double-figures in each of the last 13 games.
— Hit multiple 3-pointers for the 15th time this season.
— After scoring only two points in the first half, netted 12 points in the second half.
#20 Doron Lamb
— Has hit a 3-pointer in 10 straight games.
— Has hit multiple 3-pointers 13 times this season.
— Scored 12 first-half points, the seventh time this season he’s going for double-figures in first half.