Kentucky travels to Alabama tonight fresh off of two ABSOLUTE BEAT DOWNS of Auburn and LSU, but the Cats will be tested on the road this evening. This is the same setup as Georgia where an arena that usually doesn’t fill up, will be jammed packed and ready to cheer on their Crimson Tide. As most top teams in their conference do, Kentucky will get Bama’s best shot (see Florida State beating Duke at home, but losing to Auburn on the road… go figure that one out), so they best be ready to play from the opening tip.
Bama’s got the inside game that has caused Kentucky problems all year long. JaMychal Green, the 6’8″ 228 pound Junior, averages 15 points and 7 rebounds and is an absolute brut down in the post. Kentucky must contain him on the offensive end, but go right at him on the defensive end, in an attempt to get him in foul trouble. Bama doesn’t really do much from beyond the arc, so the Cats are going to have to toughen up underneath defensively.
Kentucky’s schedule so far has allowed them to grow up by playing tough games on the road. I don’t expect Kentucky to be rattled at all by the crazy environment they’ll see, I see the Cats coming out and handling their business to the tune of 79-67.
GO BIG BLUE!!!!