Kentucky travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to face the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, January 17. Tip is set for 4 p.m. and the game will be carried by ESPN.
|Kentucky at Alabama
Saturday, Jan. 17 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Game Notes: UK | AU
Radio: UK Sports Network
Live Video via WatchESPN
Alabama has rebounded nicely from coach Anthony Grant’s first losing season, with Levi Randolph moving into the starring role and two transfers helping fuel the turnaround.
The Crimson Tide (12-4, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) enters Saturday’s game with No. 1 Kentucky already one win from matching last season’s total and receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25.
The Wildcats (16-0, 3-0) are, of course, the ultimate measuring stick for SEC teams, even if that’s not how Alabama is trying to view the game.
”We’re just trying to take it as another game,” Randolph said on Friday.
Seldom chatty with the media, Grant was all business before the game in Friday’s news conference, which lasted a brief three minutes or so. He didn’t play up the importance of the matchup or the challenge facing his team.
He said the strategy against the Wildcats is ”play our game.”