SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Alabama

Alabama-Kentucky basketball game preview

The Kentucky Wildcats entertain the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday in Tuscaloosa in a pivotal 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.

John H. Sanford, 14Powers SEC Basketball

Venue

Alabama

Arena Name: Coleman Coliseum

Capacity: 15,383

Year Opened: 1968

Coleman Coliseum

Team Statistical Comparison

Stat
Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
Kentucky
79.0
66.2
12.8
69.2
47.0
65.9
39.0
12.6
8.1
19.2
20.7
41.0
32.9
15.6
8.4
14.0
26.1
40.1
1.4
13.3
0.535
Alabama
83.2
71.7
11.5
84.6
44.0
71.2
34.3
18.1
10.1
25.4
29.4
38.8
29.8
19.5
10.5
14.3
32.8
47.1
0.9
12.4
0.520

Players and Stats

Kentucky

NAME # CL POS HT WT STATS
Brennan Canada 14 SR F 6-6 198 1.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Daimion Collins 4 SO F 6-9 202 1.7 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Grant Darbyshire 13 FR G 6-2
CJ Fredrick 1 SR G 6-3 195 7.3 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Walker Horn 21 FR G 6-1 200 0.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Chris Livingston 24 FR F 6-6 220 5.8 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Ugonna Onyenso 33 FR F 6-11 225 3.5 Pts, 3.3 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Antonio Reeves 12 SR G 6-4 185 11.8 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Adou Thiero 3 FR G 6-6 200 3.3 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Jacob Toppin 0 SR F 6-9 194 10.8 Pts, 6.4 Reb, 1.7 Ast
Oscar Tshiebwe 34 SR F 6-9 260 16.5 Pts, 13.6 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Cason Wallace 22 FR G 6-4 193 12.8 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 3.9 Ast
Lance Ware 55 JR F 6-9 223 3.6 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Kareem Watkins 25 JR G 5-8 145 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Sahvir Wheeler 2 SR G 5-10 180 8.9 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 6.7 Ast

Alabama

NAME # CL POS HT WT STATS
Brandon Miller 24 FR F 6-9 200 19.2 Pts, 8.8 Reb, 2.1 Ast
Mark Sears 1 JR G 6-1 185 14.5 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 2.8 Ast
Noah Clowney 15 FR F 6-10 210 9.8 Pts, 8.8 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Jaden Bradley 0 FR G 6-3 185 8.7 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 3.8 Ast
Noah Gurley 4 SR F 6-8 210 6.2 Pts, 3.9 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Charles Bediako 14 SO C 7-0 225 5.6 Pts, 6.4 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Rylan Griffen 3 FR G 6-5 180 5.6 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Nimari Burnett 25 SO G 6-4 195 7.9 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Jahvon Quinerly 5 SR G 6-1 175 6.1 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 3.8 Ast
Nick Pringle 23 JR F 6-9 2.5 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Darius Miles 2 JR F 6-6 185 1.5 Pts, 1.5 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Delaney Heard 12 JR G 6-3 198 1.0 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Adam Cottrell 30 SR G 6-3 200 0.5 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Jaden Quinerly 34 JR G 6-0 155 0.5 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Max Scharnowski 31 JR F 6-6 205 0.0 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Dominick Welch 10 SR G 6-5 200 0.0 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Nick Pringle 23 JR F 6-9
Kai Spears 32 FR G 6-2

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Kentucky Alabama
ESPN BPI 15 7
Sagarin 29 8
Massey Composite 41 8

Kentucky vs. Alabama Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 116-40

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 205 SR Brooklyn, NY
1 CJ Fredrick G 6′-3″ 185 SR Cincinnati, OH
2 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-9″ 180 SR Houston, TX
3 Adou Thiero G 6′-6″ 200 FR Leetsdale, PA
4 Daimion Collins F 6′-9″ 210 SO Atlanta, TX
12 Antonio Reeves G 6′-5″ 205 SR Chicago, IL
13 Grant Darbyshire G 6′-2″ 190 FR Cincinnati, OH
14 Brennan Canada G 6′-6″ 205 SR Mount Sterling, KY
21 Walker Horn G 6′-4″ 200 FR Austin, TX
22 Cason Wallace G 6′-4″ 193 FR Dallas, TX
24 Chris Livingston F 6′-6″ 220 FR Akron, OH
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 175 JR Camden, NJ
33 Ugonna Onyenso F 6′-11″ 225 FR
34 Oscar Tshiebwe F 6′-9″ 260 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 235 JR Camden, NJ

Alabama Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jaden Bradley G 6′-3″ 185 FR Rochester, NY
1 Mark Sears G 6′-1″ 185 JR Muscle Shoals, AL
2 Darius Miles F 6′-6″ 185 JR Washington, DC
3 Rylan Griffen G 6′-5″ 180 FR Dallas, TX
4 Noah Gurley F 6′-8″ 215 SR Fayetteville, GA
5 Jahvon Quinerly G 6′-1″ 175 SR Hackensack, NJ
10 Dominick Welch G 6′-5″ 205 SR Buffalo, NY
12 Delaney Heard G 6′-3″ 198 JR Canton, GA
14 Charles Bediako C 7′-0″ 225 SO Brampton, ON
15 Noah Clowney F 6′-10″ 210 FR Roebuck, SC
23 Nick Pringle F 6′-9″ 220 JR Seabrook, SC
24 Brandon Miller F 6′-9″ 200 FR Antioch, TN
25 Nimari Burnett G 6′-4″ 190 SO Chicago, IL
30 Adam Cottrell G 6′-3″ 200 SR Flowery Branch, GA
31 Max Scharnowski F 6′-6″ 205 JR Elgin, IL
32 Kai Spears G 6′-2″ 160 FR Pittsburgh, PA
34 Jaden Quinerly G 6′-0″ 155 JR Hackensack, NJ

Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Howard 63 Kentucky 95
11/11/2022 Duquesne 52 Kentucky 77
11/15/2022 Kentucky 77 Michigan State 86
11/17/2022 SC State 63 Kentucky 106
11/20/2022 Kentucky 72 Gonzaga 88
11/23/2022 North Florida 56 Kentucky 96
11/29/2022 Bellarmine 41 Kentucky 60
12/4/2022 Michigan 69 Kentucky 73
12/10/2022 Yale 59 Kentucky 69
12/17/2022 UCLA 63 Kentucky 53
12/21/2022 FAMU 68 Kentucky 88
12/28/2022 Kentucky 75 Missouri 89
12/31/2022 Louisville 63 Kentucky 86
1/3/2023 LSU 71 Kentucky 74
1/7/2023 Kentucky Alabama
1/10/2023 South Carolina Kentucky
1/14/2023 Kentucky Tennessee
1/17/2023 Georgia Kentucky
1/21/2023 Texas A&M Kentucky
1/24/2023 Kentucky Vanderbilt
1/28/2023 Kansas Kentucky
1/31/2023 Kentucky Ole Miss
2/4/2023 Florida Kentucky
2/7/2023 Arkansas Kentucky
2/11/2023 Kentucky Georgia
2/15/2023 Kentucky Mississippi State
2/18/2023 Tennessee Kentucky
2/22/2023 Kentucky Florida
2/25/2023 Auburn Kentucky
3/1/2023 Vanderbilt Kentucky
3/4/2023 Kentucky Arkansas
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Alabama Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Longwood 54 Alabama 75
11/11/2022 Liberty 59 Alabama 95
11/15/2022 Alabama 65 South Alabama 55
11/18/2022 J’Ville St 62 Alabama 104
11/24/2022 Alabama 81 Michigan St 70
11/25/2022 UConn 82 Alabama 67
12/3/2022 S Dakota St 65 Alabama 78
12/10/2022 Alabama 71 Houston 65
12/13/2022 Memphis 88 Alabama 91
12/17/2022 Alabama 90 Gonzaga 100
12/20/2022 Jackson St 64 Alabama 84
12/28/2022 Alabama 78 Mississippi State 67
1/3/2023 Ole Miss 62 Alabama 84
1/7/2023 Kentucky Alabama
1/11/2023 Alabama Arkansas
1/14/2023 LSU Alabama
1/17/2023 Alabama Vanderbilt
1/21/2023 Alabama Missouri
1/25/2023 Mississippi State Alabama
1/28/2023 Alabama Oklahoma
1/31/2023 Vanderbilt Alabama
2/4/2023 Alabama LSU
2/8/2023 Florida Alabama
2/11/2023 Alabama Auburn
2/15/2023 Alabama Tennessee
2/18/2023 Georgia Alabama
2/22/2023 Alabama South Carolina
2/25/2023 Arkansas Alabama
3/1/2023 Auburn Alabama
3/4/2023 Alabama Texas A&M
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Injuries and Suspensions

Kentucky

[G] CJ Fredrick (Hand) – Questionable
[F] Lance Ware (Shoulder) – Questionable
[G] Grant Darbyshire (Lower Body) – Out

Alabama

[G] Nimari Burnett (Wrist) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky-Alabama Prediction

Alabama 81, Kentucky 78

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

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