Alabama on the board first with a 3 pointer followed up by a basket to have a 5-0 early lead, Isaiah Jackson gets Kentucky on the board. Alabama with another basket, Dontaie Allen with a 3 pointer, Alabama answers with one as well. Alabama still leading just by five as Kentucky is trying to cut the lead down, 17-12. Back to back baskets for the Cats gets hem within one, but Alabama answers with a basket to have a 3 point lead. They get within three but Alabama drains a 3 pointer to put them up by 6 now, Olivier Sarr with a basket and a foul, he’ll go to the line to complete a 3 point play, which he gets back within three again. Davion Mintz with a shot clock beater drains a 3 pointer to tie up the game, Alabama with a basket but Kentucky makes both free throws, Alabama ends the half with a 3 pointer to take a 35-32 lead into halftime.