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No. 2 Kentucky holds on to beat Alabama, 77-71

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Darius Miller hit four free throws in the final minute and freshmen Marquis Teague and Anthony Davis each added two more as No. 2 Kentucky held on to beat Alabama 77-71 on Saturday for its 47th straight home victory.

Kentucky (19-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) led the entire second half, but Alabama's Trevor Releford scored all 17 of his points in the second half to keep the Crimson Tide (13-6, 2-3) close until the end.

Terrence Jones, who finished with 15 points, made Kentucky's final field goal with 6:57 left, but the Wildcats hit 23 of 29 second-half free throw attempts - including all eight in the final minute - in a game that featured 45 fouls.

Doron Lamb had 14 points and freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 13 for the Wildcats.


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