No. 14 Kentucky tops Alabama 76-67 for 1,000th SEC victory
14 Kentucky past Alabama. Quickley scored the game's final five points and finished with 19, Ashton Hagans had 15 with a big 3 late and the Wildcats topped Alabama 76-67 on Saturday for their 1,000th Southeastern Conference victory. Kentucky (12-3, 3-0 SEC) led by 15 early in the second half before a cold stretch allowed the Crimson Tide to climb within 63-60 with just over five minutes remaining. He added two three throws 24 seconds later as Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide for the 12th time in 13 meetings despite shooting just 32% after intermission. Herbert Jones had 18 points and Petty 16 for the Crimson Tide (8-7, 1-2), which sought to follow up their 21-point rout of Mississippi State.
No. 5 Ohio State outlasts No. 6 Kentucky 71-65
5 Ohio State outlasted No. Carton had the ball in his hands most of the second half and delivered, hitting a 3-pointer to put Ohio State up seven with 1:17 left. But, just like the Utah game, Kentucky could not finish it off, leading to an 0-for-2 trip out West. Young had 10 points to give Ohio State a 37-36 halftime lead. He was far more aggressive against Ohio State, finishing 6 of 11 from the floor and 5 of 8 from the 3-point arc.
Maxey leads No. 2 Kentucky past No. 1 Michigan State 69-62
1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic. Michigan State entered the season as the No. This Kentucky team is built around returning contributors instead of freshmen, but Maxey asserted himself in his first game. 2 matchup in college basketball in the last 10 years, and the third involving Michigan State in the Champions Classic. Kentucky supporters and Michigan State traded "Go Big Blue!"