2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
19-15, 5th in SEC
Sexton's 360 jam earns a perfect score (0:56)
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1dAlex Scarborough

Strength of Alabama defense shifts to secondary

Alabama's secondary was battered during the title game but appears to have turned the page with a renewed mindset and considerable experience.

Johnson recaps Alabama's 'tough loss' to Richmond (1:36)
SEC teams to look for in NIT (1:24)
Kentucky heading back to championship (2:55)
Calipari talks takeaways from win vs. Alabama (4:42)
Fox shines late to lead Kentucky into SEC final (0:33)
Fox takes over late in Kentucky's win (1:02)

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky survives Alabama with a 79-74 win to advance to Sunday's SEC tournament title game. Kentucky has won 29 SEC tournament titles and will seeking its third straight tournament title tomorrow. Having guards De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk score 28 and 20, respectively, was huge for the Wildcats, as was keeping Alabama's Braxton Key to just 11 points on 4 of 15 shooting.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

What really fueled Kentucky's run in the first half was the return of the really good Malik Monk we are used to seeing. After totaling just 8 points in his previous two games, Monk scored 13 and hit two 3s in the first half. On the other side Kentucky has kept Braxton Key in check. He has just 2 points after scoring 21 the last time these two met.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Very entertaining first half of basketball between Kentucky and Alabama. The Wildcats lead 33-32, thanks to a 19-3 run after trailing 17-7 early. Alabama has been very physical in the paint, winning the rebound battle 19-14 and outscoring Kentucky 18-14 in the paint. Kentucky is shooting 57% from the field but just 46% from the free throw line (6-13).

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky's Malik Monk crossed double-digit points in the first half against Alabama. He entered the game with 8 total points in his last two games. Monk heating up is a bad sign for an Alabama team looking for a Saturday shocker in Nashville

Adebayo rocks the rim with two-handed monster jam (0:27)

Team Stats

Points Per Game68.5284th
Rebounds Per Game39.0Tied-27th
Assists Per Game11.5296th
Points Allowed64.728th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record21-20
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances20