They’re about to tip things off up in Lexington in a crucial test for the Alabama basketball team. We had to stay back in soggy Tuscaloosa to cover the football championship celebration, so the live tweeting won’t happen today.
But keep these facts in mind when the game begins:
Alabama lineup: F JaMychal Green (6-8, Sr.), 13.7 ppg., 6.7 rpg.; G Trevor Lacey (6-3, Fr.), 7.6 ppg., 3.6 rpg.; F Tony Mitchell (6-6, Jr.), 13.7 ppg., 7.4 rpg.; G Trevor Releford (6-1, So.), 12.6 ppg., 3.1 apg.; G Levi Randolph (6-5, Fr.), 6.5 ppg., 3.9 rpg.
Kentucky lineup: F Terrence Jones (6-9, So.), 11.8 ppg., 6.3 rpg.; F Michael Kidd- Gilchrist (6-7, Fr.), 13.2 ppg., 7.5 rpg.; G Doron Lamb (6-4, So.), 14.0 ppg., 3.5 rpg.; F An thony Davis (6-10, Fr.), 13.8 ppg., 10.4 rpg.; G Marquis Teague (6-2, Fr.), 10.5 ppg, 4.4 apg.
Noteworthy: Two days after playing a junior/senior laden Vanderbilt, Alabama faces a Kentucky team featuring only freshmen and sophomores in the starting line up . . . The Wildcats have won 10 straight since losing their game of the season on a buzzer-beater at Indiana. Their average margin of victory of 20.5 points a game ranks third nationally . . . Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis already broke the program’s sin gle-season block record with his 84th in a Tuesday night 86-63 pounding of Arkansas. The Wildcats average 9.3 blocks a game to lead the nation . . . Alabama is 0-10 in games with No. 2-ranked team, nine of which came against Kentucky.
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