LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Alabama caught No. 25 Kentucky at the wrong time.
The Crimson Tide led the Wildcats 28-25 at halftime but couldn't keep up the pace in the second half and lost 55-48 on Tuesday night.
Kentucky (22-8, 12-5 Southeastern Conference) used its size in the post and rebounding prowess to avoid a third straight loss for the first time under coach John Calipari. Alabama (12-18, 6-11) beat the Wildcats 59-55 last season in Tuscaloosa but couldn't piece together a similar performance in dropping its fourth game in the past six.