The Crimson Tide (10-3, 5-0 SEC) won their fifth consecutive game to remain the top team in the conference. They never trailed, and after the second-place Wildcats tied the game at 17-all, soon answered with consecutive 3s by Shackleford, Petty and Alex Reese (eight points) to regain the lead for good. The Tide led 67-47 with 6:49 remaining and Kentucky never got closer than 12.
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”The first four minutes of the game basically tells who’s come ready to play,” Petty said.