RTC Live: Alabama @ KentuckyPosted by jstevrtc on February 9th, 2010
Tonight we return to one of the hallowed buildings of our sport. Rupp Arena sits at the edge of what is right now a snowy downtown Lexington, but we bet it’ll be warm inside, because the importance of this one is surely not lost on either squad. Alabama is fourth in the SEC West but only a game and a half behind Arkansas (yes, Arkansas), and Kentucky is only a game ahead of Vanderbilt and Tennessee in the stacked SEC East. These guys know that every win is vital, especially heading down the stretch. We’ll be having a little bit of extra fun with this, too; DeMarcus Cousins is one of the most efficient players in the nation, largely because he’s fantastic at taking contact (of which he takes a LOT) and getting to the line for a traditional three-point play. We’ll be counting those for DeMarcus tonight. Interestingly, Alabama hasn’t trailed at halftime in any of their SEC games this year, so we’ll see what Kentucky thinks of that. This one starts at 9 PM ET on ESPN-U, and we hope you’ll tune us in and tell us what you think. See you then!