In the most important news of the day, the University of Kentucky Wildcats stayed undefeated, with a 70-48 thrashing of the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa:
Kentucky rises to 17-0 with 70-48 romp at Alabama
By Jerry Tipton | January 17, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For those who believe needing extra time to subdue Ole Miss and Texas A&M served more to entertain than alarm, Kentucky strengthened that argument Saturday.Kentucky overwhelmed Alabama 70-48 to cement its status as the best team in the Southeastern Conference.
Alabama, which had won 14 straight home games dating to last season, suffered the most lopsided loss in Coach Anthony Grant’s six seasons as coach (previous worst was a 21-point loss at Missouri last season).
Grant became the eighth opposing coach to take a record beating as Kentucky improved to 17-0. As the only unbeaten team in SEC play, UK improved to 4-0.
Continuing his hot shooting, Devin Booker led UK with 13 points. He made four of seven shots (three of six from three-point range) to make him 30 of 50 (20 of 28) in the last seven games.
Tyler Ulis and Dakari Johnson chipped in 11 points each.
Alabama (12-5 overall, 2-2 SEC) got 13 points from Levi Randolph and 10 from Rodney Cooper.
Kentucky dominated the first half with size and skill. The Cats led 35-17 at halftime.
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