SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Alabama at Kentucky

Kentucky-Alabama basketball game preview

The Alabama Crimson Tide visit the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday in Lexington in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Alabama scores an average of 80.4 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 75.5 points per contest. Kentucky scores an average of 80.6 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 64.7 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBM SPG BPG APG TOPG
Alabama 0.446 0.308 0.720 13.38 +3.77 6.92 5.08 14.50 14.00
Kentucky 0.485 0.354 0.730 13.15 +10.81 7.08 4.23 16.88 11.96
Opp FG% Opp 3PT% RB Off RB Def OFRB% Scor. M 3ptMPG TM PPG Opp PPG
Alabama 0.428 0.308 40.38 36.62 0.35 +4.88 9.04 80.4 75.5
Kentucky 0.405 0.354 41.12 30.31 0.38 +15.92 6.50 80.6 64.7

Key

FG%– Field goal shootage percentage.
3PT%– Three point field goal shootage percentage.
FT%– Free throw shooting percentage.
OREB– Offensive rebounds per game.
RBM– Average rebounding margin per game.
SPG– Steals per game.
BPG– Blocks per game.
APG– Assists per game.
TOPG– Turnovers per game.
Opp FG%– Opponent field goal percentage made.
Opp 3PT%– Opponent 3-point field goal percentage made.
RB Off– Rebounding Offense.
RB Def– Rebounding defense.
OFRB%– Offensive rebounding percentage.
Scor. M– Average game scoring margin.
3ptMPG– Three point shots made per game.
TM PPG– Team’s average points scored per game.
Opp PPG– Average points scored by opponents per game.

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Statistical Leaders

Scoring

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FG 3PTFG FTs Points Avg.
4. Shackelford, Jaden Bama 26 147 78 73 445 17.12
6. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 26 170 0 82 422 16.23
10. Quinerly, Jahvon Bama 26 135 36 63 369 14.19
19. Washington Jr., TyTy UK 25 127 28 29 311 12.44

Field Goal %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FGM FGA FG%
2. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 26 170 289 0.588
6. Washington Jr., TyTy UK 25 127 266 0.477
12. Quinerly, Jahvon Bama 26 135 334 0.404
13. Shackelford, Jaden Bama 26 147 364 0.404

3-point made per game

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games 3PT Made Avg. Per Game
1. Shackelford, Jaden Bama 26 78 3.00
3. Grady, Kellan UK 26 75 2.88
13. Ellis, Keon Bama 26 46 1.77

Free Throw %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FT Att. FT Made FT%
2. Ellis, Keon Bama 26 67 76 0.88
14. Shackelford, Jaden Bama 26 73 96 0.76

Rebounding

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games Off Def Total Avg. Per Game
1. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 26 137 260 397 15.27
13. Ellis, Keon Bama 26 44 109 153 5.88
15. Shackelford, Jaden Bama 26 33 115 148 5.69
17. Millora-Brown, Quentin Brown, 25 59 83 142 5.68

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Alabama vs. Kentucky Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 117-40

Alabama Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Noah Gurley F 6′-8″ 215 SR
1 Jusaun Holt G 6′-6″ 190 FR
2 Darius Miles F 6′-6″ 185 SO
3 JD Davison G 6′-3″ 195 FR
4 Juwan Gary F 6′-6″ 218 SO
5 Jaden Shackelford G 6′-3″ 200 JR
10 Charles Bediako C 7′-0″ 225 FR
12 Delaney Heard G 6′-3″ 198 SO
13 Jahvon Quinerly G 6′-1″ 175 JR
14 Keon Ellis G 6′-6″ 175 SR
15 Tyler Barnes F 6′-8″ 210 SR
21 Britton Johnson G 6′-4″ 185 SR
22 Keon Ambrose-Hylton F 6′-8″ 215 SO
24 Jaden Quinerly G 6′-0″ 155 SO
25 Nimari Burnett G 6′-4″ 190 SO
30 Adam Cottrell G 6′-3″ 200 JR
33 James Rojas F 6′-8″ 220 SR
35 Alex Tchikou F 6′-11″ 230 FR

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 200 JR
1 CJ Fredrick G 6′-3″ 190 JR
2 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-9″ 180 JR
3 TyTy Washington Jr. G 6′-3″ 197 FR
4 Daimion Collins F 6′-9″ 202 FR
10 Davion Mintz G 6′-3″ 195 SR
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 205 SO
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 210 JR
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 JR
20 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 215 JR
23 Bryce Hopkins F 6′-6″ 220 FR
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 170 SO
31 Kellan Grady G 6′-5″ 205 SR
34 Oscar Tshiebwe F 6′-9″ 255 JR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 225 SO

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Alabama Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 Louisiana Tech 64 Alabama 93
11/12/2021 S Dakota St 88 Alabama 104
11/16/2021 South Alabama 68 Alabama 73
11/19/2021 Oakland 59 Alabama 86
11/25/2021 Alabama 72 Iona 68
11/26/2021 Alabama 71 Drake 80
11/28/2021 Miami 64 Alabama 96
12/4/2021 Alabama 91 Gonzaga 82
12/11/2021 Houston 82 Alabama 83
12/14/2021 Alabama 78 Memphis 92
12/18/2021 J’Ville St 59 Alabama 65
12/21/2021 Davidson 79 Alabama 78
12/29/2021 Tennessee 68 Alabama 73
1/5/2022 Alabama 83 Florida 70
1/8/2022 Alabama 86 Missouri 92
1/11/2022 Auburn 81 Alabama 77
1/15/2022 Alabama 76 Mississippi State 78
1/19/2022 LSU 67 Alabama 70
1/22/2022 Missouri 76 Alabama 86
1/25/2022 Alabama 76 Georgia 82
1/29/2022 Baylor 78 Alabama 87
2/1/2022 Alabama 81 Auburn 100
2/5/2022 Kentucky 66 Alabama 55
2/9/2022 Alabama 97 Ole Miss 83
2/12/2022 Arkansas 67 Alabama 68
2/16/2022 Mississippi State 75 Alabama 80
2/19/2022 Alabama Kentucky
2/22/2022 Alabama Vanderbilt
2/26/2022 South Carolina Alabama
3/2/2022 Texas A&M Alabama
3/5/2022 Alabama LSU

Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 Kentucky 71 Duke 79
11/12/2021 Robert Morris 60 Kentucky 100
11/16/2021 Mount St Mary 55 Kentucky 80
11/19/2021 Ohio 59 Kentucky 77
11/22/2021 Albany 61 Kentucky 86
11/26/2021 North Florida 52 Kentucky 86
11/29/2021 C Michigan 57 Kentucky 85
12/7/2021 Southern 64 Kentucky 76
12/11/2021 Kentucky 62 Notre Dame 66
12/18/2021 Ohio State 69 Kentucky 98
12/22/2021 Western KY 60 Kentucky 95
12/29/2021 Missouri 56 Kentucky 83
12/31/2021 High Point 48 Kentucky 92
1/4/2022 Kentucky 60 LSU 65
1/8/2022 Georgia 77 Kentucky 92
1/11/2022 Kentucky 78 Vanderbilt 66
1/15/2022 Tennessee 79 Kentucky 107
1/19/2022 Kentucky 64 Texas A&M 58
1/22/2022 Kentucky 71 Auburn 80
1/25/2022 Mississippi State 74 Kentucky 82
1/29/2022 Kentucky 80 Kansas 62
2/2/2022 Vanderbilt 70 Kentucky 77
2/5/2022 Kentucky 66 Alabama 55
2/8/2022 Kentucky 86 South Carolina 76
2/12/2022 Florida 57 Kentucky 78
2/15/2022 Kentucky 63 Tennessee 76
2/19/2022 Alabama Kentucky
2/23/2022 LSU Kentucky
2/26/2022 Kentucky Arkansas
3/1/2022 Ole Miss Kentucky
3/5/2022 Kentucky Florida

Injuries and Suspensions

Alabama

None reported.

Kentucky

[G] 11/13/2021 – CJ Fredrick is out indefinitely (Hamstring)
[G] 02/18/2022 – Tyty Washington Jr. left last game, is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Ankle)
[G] 02/07/2022 – Shaedon Sharpe is out for season (None)

Source: statfox.com

Alabama-Kentucky Prediction

Kentucky 82, Alabama 78


Saturday‘s game tips off at 1:00 PM ET. TV: CBS.

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