Kentucky defeats Alabama to get 1,000th SEC win

Kentucky gets us started with a basket by Keion Brooks. Cats up by 4 and Richards, Hagans, Montgomery, and Brooks all have 2 points each for Kentucky. Alabama ties it up and they take the lead. Kentucky ties it up at 10-10. Nate Sestina with a 3 and Kentucky is up by 6, 16-10.  Sestina with another and then Quickley with another, Alabama responds with their first 3 of the game.  Kentucky with a 37-28 lead after a 3 by Immanuel Quickley. Kentucky has a 10 point lead at the half, 45-35.

Kentucky starts the second half with a jump shot from Montgomery, Quickley with a 3. Kentucky with a 57-48 lead. Alabama has it down to 7 points; Kentucky needs to be getting some shots with it this close. Kentucky with a 6 point lead and we get back to back 3’s.  71-67 with less than 2 minutes. Kentucky defeats Alabama 76-67 and with this win becomes the first team to win 1,000 regular SEC games, the first team to do this.

Kentucky moves to 3-0 in the SEC and 12-3 overall.

Kentucky travels to Columbia, SC to take on South Carolina this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network.

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