Nate Oats Alabama Feb 19, 2022; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nate Oats yells to his players during the first half against the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide vs the Kentucky Wildcats was supposed to be one of the biggest games in the year not only in the SEC but in the country but what it turned out to be was a blowout.

No. 7 Alabama blew out Kentucky Saturday 78-52. This victory was their largest against the Wildcats in program history. The Crimson Tide led from the beginning and put their foot on the pedal in the second half to run away with the game.

This game stunned the college basketball world, especially Kentucky fans, They were expected to compete for a national championship and an SEC title this year. And thus far, they haven’t looked the part. Wildcats fans are not only unhappy with their team but head coach John Calipari. Calipari is currently rumored to be up for the suddenly vacant Texas Longhorns job.

Right now, a lot of Kentucky fans wouldn’t mind if Coach Cal were to pack his bags and leave for Austin after this embarrassing loss.

Calipari said after the game that his team got “rattled” in the second half.

Kentucky sports talk show host Matt Jones didn’t hold back any punches either when describing how bad this Kentucky team is right now.

Meanwhile, give credit to Alabama for their play Saturday. They shut down the Wildcats in the second half and never relented. This team is for real and the college basketball world is taking notice.

About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.