TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Ben Eblen grabbed a loose ball and made
one of two free throws with 2.8 seconds left to help Alabama
preserve a 68-66 victory over No. 12 Kentucky on Tuesday night.
The Wildcats, who had nearly erased a 20-point deficit,
rebounded the missed foul shot but couldn't get a good shot off at
the buzzer. Terrence Jones dribbled across midcourt and heaved a
wild 3-pointer in traffic that caromed high off the backboard.
The Crimson Tide (11-7, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) had lost
the last five meetings with the league powerhouse and had been 2-7
against ranked teams under coach Anthony Grant.
This time, Alabama surged to a 52-32 lead with a 15-2 spurt over
the first 5 minutes of the second half before the Wildcats (14-4,
Then, Brandon Knight and Doron Lamb botched an exchange on the
perimeter and Eblen grabbed the ball in the final seconds.
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