Hot shooting Cats rout Bama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Devin Booker scored 13 points and No. 1 Kentucky coasted to its second straight lopsided Southeastern Conference win with a 70-48 victory over Alabama on Saturday.

The Wildcats (17-0, 4-0 SEC) withstood an early second-half rally by the Crimson Tide (12-5, 2-2) before brushing off the potential challenge. The win gives Kentucky the program's third-best start.

It wasn't a laugher like Tuesday night's 86-37 win over Missouri on Tuesday night, but the bigger, deeper Wildcats easily overwhelmed an Alabama team that had won six of its last seven games.

Kentucky made 8-of-17 3-pointers, including three apiece by Tyler Ulis and Booker, who had 10 second-half points. Ulis and Dakari Johnson scored 11 points for Kentucky, while Willie Cauley-Stein had nine.

Levi Randolph led Alabama with 13 points and Rodney Cooper added 10.

Kentucky hit 50 percent of its shots (23 of 46) and missed only two of 18 free-throw attempts.

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