Kentucky grinds out a win over Alabama, 66-55

TyTy Jr. scored 15 points,  had 15 rebounds and No. 5 Kentucky won its fourth straight with a 66-55 victory over on Saturday night.

Five players scored in double digits for Kentucky (19-4, 9-2 Southeastern Conference), led by Washington. Daimion Collins, Kellan Grady, Keion Brooks Jr. and Tshiebwe all scored 10 each.

Alabama (14-9, 4-6) shot 28% from the field and 10% from 3-point range, the latter being the worst of in coach Nate Oats’ tenure.

Charles Bediako scored 12 points and had eight rebounds to lead Alabama, which missed 12 shots in a row in the second half during a stretch where Kentucky pushed its lead from four points to 11.

Alabama’s shooting woes were the main difference in the game: The teams were tied in turnovers (15) and outrebounded Kentucky 47-44.

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