Kentucky pulls away from Alabama for a 78-53 victory

Jamal Murray - photo by Walter Cornett
– photo by Walter Cornett

Jamal Murray scored 23 points, added 19 and 10 assists and No. 16 pulled away from for a 78-53 victory Tuesday night.

Senior returned after a five-game absence because of an injury to come off the bench and score 14 points, helping the Wildcats (21-7, 11-4 Southeastern Conference) bounce back from Saturday’s overtime loss at Texas A&M.

Poythress’ return was definitely needed for a Kentucky squad that played without starting forward , who sprained his right ankle against the Aggies.

scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Wildcats, who limited the Crimson Tide (16-11, 7-8) to 35 percent shooting and handed them a second straight loss. Kentucky outscored Alabama 40-22 inside, outrebounded the Crimson Tide 41-29 and made 22 of 28 free throws.

Retin Obasohan scored 29 points for the Crimson Tide