By LARRY VAUGHT
Alabama coach Avery Johnson had no problem explaining why his team was no match for host Kentucky in Tuesday’s 78-53 loss.
“Tonight was a tough night for us. Kentucky was on top of their game,” Johnson said. “They played well, (Tyler) Ulis and (Jamal) Murray are hard to handle and we had one guy in Retin Obasahan who did his best to be competitive against both of those guys, but it was basically two against one. Give them credit, they were the aggressor, we fouled a little bit too much – careless fouls – but overall we didn’t have the energy and confidence to be as good as we have throughout SEC play.