If Alabama can beat them LSU should be able to beat them.
Against Alabama, Kentucky's 2 big runs came when Alabama was pressing them full court.
Kentucky handled it extremely well -- aided by their athleticism to win looser passes and get their bigs who move really well isolated. It really only opened up space for some of their talented playmakers to drive whereas they seemed very frustrated by a tough half court man defense with help.
What won the game for Alabama was Grant abandoning the press and going almost exclusively tough man to man half-court defense with occasional traps in the second half.
Kentucky seems to have lot of players with obvious talent but who don't yet have the confidence or whatever to play the way they have the past couple of years where every one on the perimeter can beat his man off the dribble, make good decisions and also knock down threes.
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