The Wildcats (17-0, 4-0 SEC) withstood an early second-half rally by the Crimson Tide (12-5, 2-2) before brushing off the potential challenge. The win gives Kentucky the program’s third-best start.
Kentucky made 8-of-17 3-pointers, including three apiece by Tyler Ulis and Booker, who had 10 second-half points. Ulis and Dakari Johnson scored 11 points for Kentucky, while Willie Cauley-Stein had nine.
Levi Randolph led Alabama with 13 points and Rodney Cooper added 10.