Against tournament field: 5-9.
Away from home: 11-7.
In last 10 games: 6-4.
Impressive victories: Nov. 22, at Kansas City vs. West Virginia, 80-66; Mar. 1, at Tennessee, 80-78.
Disturbing losses: Jan. 7, at Kansas, 73-46; Jan. 10, home vs. Vanderbilt, 57-52; Feb. 11, at Vanderbilt, 84-81.
Top players: So., Randolph Morris, C, 13.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg; So., Rajon Rondo, G, 11.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.9 apg.
Scouting report: It has been a topsy-turvy season for the Wildcats, who had two three-game losing streaks, lost by 27 at Kansas, and lost five games at Rupp Arena, where Kentucky has lost only 48 games in 30 years. Morris, originally suspended for the season for NCAA rules violations as he explored the NBA draft, returned after 14 games and has been the Wildcats' leading scorer -- but Kentucky is still only 11-8 since his return. The victory at Tennessee was a highlight, but Kentucky followed it with a 15-point loss to Florida.
Little-known fact: Equipment manager Bill Keightley, 79, is in his 45th year on the job and has witnessed 1,394 of the 2,521 games in Kentucky history.
No. 9 Alabama Birmingham
Conference: Conference USA.
Against tournament field: 1-2.
Away from home: 10-5.