LEXINGTON, Ky. — 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.