Last second shot doesn't fall, Wildcats open conference play with loss to Alabama


TUSCALOOSA, Al. (WYMT) - No. 13 Kentucky (10-3) opened up conference play Saturday afternoon with the Alabama Crimson Tide (10-3), and the Wildcats will head back to the Bluegrass with an 0-1 conference record.

Tevin Mack sparked the Crimson Tide offense in the first half with 20 points, 7-9 shooting, 6-6 from three-point range. But Kentucky still led over Alabama by two at the halftime break.

Despite the Wildcats having a last-second shot from Tyler Herro to get the win, the missed shot gave the Crimson Tide the home victory, 77-75.

The win ends a 10-game losing streak for the Crimson Tide in the series against Kentucky, giving them their first victory against the Wildcats since 2013.

Mack finished with 22 points in the outing. P.J. Washington led the way for Kentucky, knocking down 15 points.

The win gives Alabama their fifth straight victory, while the loss ends Kentucky's three-game win streak.

The Wildcats are back in action Tuesday night in Lexington when they play host to Texas A&M at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network.

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