Kentucky stays unbeaten, rolls past Alabama 70-55

Karl Towns - photo by Walter Cornett
Karl Towns – photo by Walter Cornett

Karl-Anthony Towns and No. 1 shot a season-best 59 percent to stay unbeaten, topping 70-55 Saturday night and completing a season sweep.

Two weeks after romping 70-48 in Tuscaloosa, the Wildcats (21-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) made 24 of 41 from the field to surpass their previous best of 58 percent against in November.

also committed just five turnovers while forcing Alabama (13-8, 3-5) into 13 mistakes that resulted in 20 points.

Towns scored 12 points in the first half to put ahead. snapped out of a mini-slump with 12 points and four rebounds, added 11 points with three 3-pointers and had 10.

Shannon Hale’s 13 points led the Crimson Tide, who shot 46 percent but fell behind as Towns made all four shots to get started