Alabama Basketball Set to Host No. 15 Kentucky on Saturday
Alabama begins a stretch of playing three of its next four contests at Coleman Coliseum when it squares off against No. 15/12 Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at noon CT. It marks the second consecutive top-25 opponent for the Tide, who will play in front of a sellout crowd at Coleman Coliseum for the third consecutive home game.
Alabama is coming off a quadruple overtime upset victory at No. 19/16 South Carolina, 90-86, last Tuesday night. It marked the Tide's first true road win over a top-25 team since knocking off then-No. 4 Mississippi State, 77-73 on Feb. 21, 2004, in Starkville, Miss. Furthermore, it was the second four overtime game in program history, as the Tide also took a four-point win over LSU on Feb. 12, 1972, winning 103-79.
Saturday's contest marks the 146th game played between Alabama and Kentucky – the sixth-most games played against any one opponent in UA men’s basketball history. The Wildcats own a 108-37 edge in the all-time series, including having won six straight games and 13 of the last 15 overall. The Tide owns a record of 23-30 when playing Kentucky in Tuscaloosa, including a 17-19 mark in contests played at Coleman Coliseum.
Saturday's game will be televised on CBS with Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Bill Raftery (analyst) on the call. Fans can listen to the radio broadcast on the Crimson Tide Sports Network as Chris Stewart (play-by-play) and Bryan Passink (analyst) will call all the action. Live stats for the contest can accessed through RollTide.com, while in-game updates and photos will be made available on Twitter on @AlabamaMBB.