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Alabama @ #3 Kentucky: The Rundown

The Crimson Tide basketball team will travel to Lexington on Tuesday night to face the #3 Kentucky Wildcats.  Since I've already hit on most of the game keys in our Q&A pieces (read Part I and Part II here if you missed them), we'll leave you with a quick rundown of the game facts and the Kentucky players.


Game Time: 8 p.m. Alabama (Central) time, 9 p.m. local (Eastern) time

TV: ESPNU, not available online

Alabama Crimson Tide: 13-10 overall, 3-6 SEC

Kentucky Wildcats: 22-1 overall, 7-1 SEC, #3 AP poll, #2 coaches poll


UK starting G: John Wall (Freshman, 6'4") 16.4 points, 6.8 assists
*leads SEC in assists

UK starting G: Eric Bledsoe (Freshman, 6'1") 10.8 points, 3.8 assists
*native of Birmingham

UK starting G/F: Darnell Dodson (Sophomore, 6'7") 7.8 points
*leads team in 3-pt shooting

UK starting F: Patrick Patterson (Junior, 6'9") 15.1 points, 7.5 rebounds
*led SEC in double-doubles last year

UK starting C: DeMarcus Cousins (Freshman, 6'11") 16.4 points, 10.0 rebounds
*native of Mobile


UK reserve G/F: Darius Miller (Sophomore, 6'7") 6.7 points, 1.9 assists

UK reserve G/F: DeAndre Liggins (Sophomore, 6'6") 3.5 points, 2.2 rebounds

UK reserve F: Daniel Orton (Sophomore, 6'10") 3.6 points, 3.7 rebounds

UK reserve G/F: Ramon Harris (Senior, 6'7") 2.7 points, 3.0 rebounds

UK reserve F: Perry Stevenson (Senior, 6'9") 1.4 points, 1.6 rebounds


Notes on the Wildcats: Kentucky starts three freshmen from their #1 recruiting class and all three score in double figures...two of them are from Alabama...the 'Cats have tremendous size; no one comes off their bench under 6'6"...every starter but Cousins is a threat from the arc...the 'Cats thrive on the offensive boards...their overall combination of size, skill, and raw talent is unlike anything we've seen all year, but they are young.