SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Alabama at Kentucky

Kentucky-Alabama basketball game preview

Alabama visits Kentucky on Tuesday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, team ratings, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Alabama scores an average of 78.9 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 71.5 points per contest. Kentucky scores an average of 68.5 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 67.1 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Alabama 42.1 32.2 68.9 162 45.8 8.4 3.8 13.3 13.5
Alabama OPP 56.8 38.4 67.1 332 43.8 7.3 4.1 11.5 15.8
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 42.8 31.1 69.3 121 40.9 6.7 6.1 11.8 14.5
Kentucky OPP 67.3 39.4 68.9 237 38.3 6.4 3.4 12.3 12.8

Key: ORB=Offensive rebounds; RBPG=Rebounds per game; SPG=Steals per game; BPG=Blocked shots per game; APG=Assists per game; TOPG=Turnovers per game.

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Statistical Leaders

SCORING

F.Name L.Name Team PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
Jaden Shackelford ALA 13.1 37.5 34.8 66.1
Herbert Jones ALA 12.9 46.2 50.0 76.5
Brandon Boston KEN 12.8 35.9 17.1 81.1
Jahvon Quinerly ALA 12.8 47.4 32.4 69.4
John Petty ALA 12.5 44.5 33.3 69.2
Olivier Sarr KEN 11.2 49.4 40.0 71.8
Terrence Clarke KEN 10.7 43.1 22.7 47.1
Davion Mintz KEN 10.3 41.0 36.2 64.3

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
Jordan Bruner ALA 20 1.7
Herbert Jones ALA 20 1.7
Brandon Boston KEN 15 1.5
Davion Mintz KEN 12 1.2
Devin Askew KEN 11 1.1
John Petty ALA 12 1.1
Cam’Ron Fletcher KEN 5 0.8
Jahvon Quinerly ALA 8 0.8

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 28 2.8
Olivier Sarr KEN 14 1.4
Jordan Bruner ALA 15 1.3
Herbert Jones ALA 13 1.1
Lance Ware KEN 7 0.7
Alex Reese ALA 6 0.5
Dontaie Allen KEN 3 0.4
John Petty ALA 3 0.3

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 46.0 72 7.2
Herbert Jones ALA 48.0 78 6.5
Jordan Bruner ALA 39.0 67 5.6
John Petty ALA 49.0 62 5.6
Olivier Sarr KEN 37.0 56 5.6
Brandon Boston KEN 34.0 53 5.3
Jaden Shackelford ALA 42.0 56 4.7

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Alabama vs. Kentucky Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 114-38

College Basketball Ratings

Source Alabama Kentucky
NCAA NET 29 88
Sagarin 23 45
ESPN BPI 65 41
Ken Pomeroy 27 43
Massey Composite 34 91

Alabama Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
1 Herbert Jones F 6′-8″ 210 SR
2 Jordan Bruner F 6′-10″ 225 SR
3 Alex Reese F 6′-9″ 230 SR
4 Juwan Gary F 6′-6″ 218 FR
5 Jaden Shackelford G 6′-3″ 200 SO
10 Delaney Heard G 6′-3″ 198
11 Joshua Primo G 6′-6″ 190 FR
12 Darius Miles F 6′-6″ 185 FR
13 Jahvon Quinerly G 6′-1″ 175 SO
14 Keon Ellis G 6′-6″ 170 JR
15 Tyler Barnes F 6′-8″ 201 SR
21 Britton Johnson G 6′-4″ 183 JR
22 Keon Ambrose-Hylton F 6′-8″ 210 FR
23 John Petty Jr. G 6′-5″ 184 SR
24 Jaden Quinerly G 6′-0″ 155 FR
25 Adam Cottrell G 6′-3″ 200 SO
30 Kendall Wall F 6′-5″ 192 SR
33 James Rojas F 6′-8″ 220 JR
34 Paul Stramaglia G 6′-0″ 180 FR
35 Alex Tchikou F 6′-11″ 225 FR

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 194 SO
2 Devin Askew G 6′-3″ 198 FR
3 Brandon Boston Jr. G 6′-7″ 185 FR
5 Terrence Clarke G 6′-7″ 194 FR
10 Davion Mintz G 6′-3″ 196 SR
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 198 FR
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 205 SO
13 Riley Welch G 6′-0″ 185 SR
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 SO
20 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 215 SO
21 Cam’Ron Fletcher F 6′-6″ 215 FR
23 Isaiah Jackson F 6′-10″ 206 FR
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 145 FR
30 Olivier Sarr F 7′-0″ 237 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 223 FR

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Alabama Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Jacksonville St 57 Alabama 81
11/30/2020 Stanford 82 Alabama 64
12/1/2020 UNLV 74 Alabama 86
12/2/2020 Providence 71 Alabama 88
12/12/2020 Clemson 64 Alabama 56
12/15/2020 Furman 80 Alabama 83
12/19/2020 Western Kentucky 73 Alabama 71
12/22/2020 ETSU 69 Alabama 85
12/29/2020 Ole Miss 64 Alabama 82
1/2/2021 Alabama 71 Tennessee 63
1/5/2021 Florida 71 Alabama 86
1/9/2021 Alabama 94 Auburn 90
1/12/2021 Alabama Kentucky
1/16/2021 Arkansas Alabama
1/19/2021 Alabama LSU
1/23/2021 Mississippi St Alabama
1/26/2021 Kentucky Alabama
1/30/2021 Alabama Oklahoma
2/3/2021 LSU Alabama
2/6/2021 Alabama Missouri
2/9/2021 Alabama South Carolina
2/13/2021 Georgia Alabama
2/17/2021 Alabama Texas A&M
2/20/2021 Vanderbilt Alabama
2/24/2021 Alabama Arkansas
2/27/2021 Alabama Mississippi St
3/2/2021 Auburn Alabama

Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Morehead State 45 Kentucky 81
11/29/2020 Richmond 76 Kentucky 64
12/1/2020 Kansas 65 Kentucky 62
12/6/2020 Kentucky 62 Georgia Tech 79
12/12/2020 Notre Dame 64 Kentucky 63
12/15/2020 Detroit Mercy PPD Kentucky PPD
12/19/2020 North Carolina 75 Kentucky 63
12/26/2020 Kentucky 59 Louisville 62
12/29/2020 South Carolina PPD Kentucky PPD
1/2/2021 Kentucky 78 Mississippi St 73
1/5/2021 Vanderbilt 74 Kentucky 77
1/9/2021 Kentucky 76 Florida 58
1/12/2021 Alabama Kentucky
1/16/2021 Kentucky Auburn
1/20/2021 Kentucky Georgia
1/23/2021 LSU Kentucky
1/26/2021 Kentucky Alabama
1/30/2021 Texas Kentucky
2/2/2021 Kentucky Missouri
2/6/2021 Tennessee Kentucky
2/9/2021 Arkansas Kentucky
2/13/2021 Auburn Kentucky
2/17/2021 Kentucky Vanderbilt
2/20/2021 Kentucky Tennessee
2/23/2021 Texas A&M Kentucky
2/27/2021 Florida Kentucky
3/2/2021 Kentucky Ole Miss

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Injuries and Suspensions

Alabama

[G] 01/09/2021 – Jahvon Quinerly is “?” (Medical)
[F] 10/21/2020 – Alex Tchikou is out for season (Achilles)

Kentucky

[G] 01/09/2021 – Terrence Clarke is “?” (Ankle)

Source: statfox.com

Alabama-Kentucky Prediction

Kentucky 76, Alabama 75


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN.

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