Alabama has allowed 160 3-point field goals made by all opponents, which is the lowest amount in the SEC and the 40th-lowest amount of all Division I teams. Regardless of the perception, Kentucky opened up the bomb bay doors and caused massive damage. Kentucky's long guards had no issues with Alabama's guards perimeter pressure, as the Wildcats made 9 three-pointers on 20 attempts and opened up Kentucky's offensive execution inside the arc.
Injuries and fouls limited Alabama's gameplan. Junior forward JaMychal Green stayed in foul trouble and sophomore forward Tony Mitchell missed a big stretch of the 1st half with an injury. Alabama found themselves in a hole but couldn't use their normally-strong defense to claw themselves back into contention.
Kentucky blows away the Crimson Tide 72-58. But Kentucky fans aren't celebrating too throughly, as freshman Guard Doron Lamb hurt his ankle with less than 2 minutes left in the game. No word yet on the extent of Lamb's injury, but if Lamb was unable to play tomorrow, Kentucky's thin bench might be transparent.
Given Alabama's schedule concerns, their loss may end up pushing them into the NIT. Perhaps they'll find another match-up with Georgia there.