Poythress scores 25, No. 9 Kentucky beats Alabama 77-61
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alex Poythress scored a career-high 25 points and had seven rebounds and No. 9 Kentucky beat Alabama 77-61 to bounce back from a loss.
Kentucky (12-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) fell to LSU 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.
Kentucky scored a quick six points in the next 2 minutes and mostly held a double-digit lead the rest of the game.
Jamal Murray had 21 points and five rebounds and Isaiah Briscoe scored 12 points and also grabbed five rebounds for the Wildcats.
Retin Obasohan led Alabama with 21 points. Arthur Edwards had 11 points and Riley Norris had 10.