Alex Poythress scores 25 as Kentucky beats Alabama 77-61

Alex Poythress - photo by Walter Cornett
Alex Poythress – photo by Walter Cornett

scored a career-high 25 points and had seven rebounds and No. 9 beat 77-61 to bounce back from a loss.

Kentucky (12-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) fell to 85-67 on Tuesday night but hasn’t lost consecutive conference games since March 1, 2014.

The Wildcats held a 16-point lead with just over a minute remaining in the first half, but Alabama (9-5, 0-2) went on an 18-6 run for the next 6 minutes, spanning halftime, to come within four points.

scored a quick six points in the next 2 minutes and mostly held a double-digit lead the rest of the game.

had 21 points and five rebounds and scored 12 points and also grabbed five rebounds for the Wildcats.

Retin Obasohan led with 21 points. Arthur Edwards had 11 points and Riley Norris had 10.