TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Ticker) -- Alabama's dismal play finally showed up at home.
Gerald Fitch scored 16 points as No. 10 Kentucky ended the 13th-ranked Crimson Tide's school-record 28-game home winning streak with a 63-46 Southeastern Conference victory.
Kentucky (15-3, 5-0 SEC East) won its ninth straight game and moved into a tie with Florida in the East division. Alabama (12-5, 2-4 West) is headed in the opposite direction with its third straight loss and did it in awful fashion.
The Crimson Tide have struggled badly on offense recently and took it to new lows on Saturday. They shot 23 percent (5-of-22) in the first half, endured a seven-minute drought without a point and went to the locker room trailing, 26-21.
"We are in a position right now where it just doesn't seem to be going our way," Alabama coach Mark Gottfried said. "We can't help ourselves. I thought we were playing hard. We're just not finding a way to help ourselves, whether it's an offensive rebound that we can't turn into a basket, those types of things."
The second half was more of the same as Alabama went another six minutes without scoring as Kentucky took a 41-29 lead on a pair of free throws by Keith Bogans to cap a 7-0 spurt. The lead stayed at double figures the rest of the way.
"I thought we played excellent team defense tonight," Kentucky coach Tubby Smith said. "Excellent team defense. We wanted to take certain things away from Alabama and I thought our kids did a good job of adhering to the game plan and executing the game plan."
Alabama's last home loss was a 66-63 defeat to Arkansas on February 28, 2001.
Erwin Dudley, the reigning SEC player of the Year, managed only five points for the Crimson Tide. Alabama shot a season-low 24 percent (10-of-42) and has failed to score 70 points in their last eight games.
"They double-teamed us," Dudley said. "It was up to me to make shots. They just weren't falling."
It was the fewest points scored by Alabama since a 52-45 loss at Florida in the 1987-88 season. The Crimson Tide missed 10 straight shots in one stretch in the second half.
Dudley, who averages 14.1 points, missed all six shots but teammate Kenny Walker did him one better with an 0-for-7 performance from the floor. Walker also had a shot emphatically rejected by Kentucky's Jules Camara with just under 12 minutes left.
"They would double down low and then send a guard to slap at the ball," Walker said. "They wanted us to throw the ball to the guards in the corners so they could trap them too."
Camara, Marquis Estill and Chuck Hayes combined to shut down Dudley and Walker. Estill scored 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting and Hayes netted eight points.
"Sometimes you have good nights and sometimes you have bad and tonight was a bad night for him (Dudley)," Estill said. "We just shut him down."
Kentucky shook off a first half in which it shot 36 percent (9-of-25) to take control in the second half. Bogans, who was held scoreless in the first half, was the catalyst and finished with 12 points despite 3-of-9 shooting.
Fitch also did not have a good shooting night as he connected on 5-of-12 shots, but it was enough to lead all scorers. Cliff Hawkins scored nine points and fellow reserve Camara added six.
"Our kids on the bench are really developing," Smith said. "They're committed to getting better every day in practice and making each other better and making the guys who are starting better, and I think that's the biggest improvement in our team."
Alabama also hurt itself with its poor play at point guard by Mo Williams, who shot just 2-of-9 for eight points and had all four assists. The Tide turned the ball over 15 times.
"Sometimes we are executing really well, then we are missing shots," Gottfried said. "We are getting the ball where we want it, to Erwin or Dudley inside. We are just not making shots and that's what's frustrating."
Emmett Thomas led Alabama with 13 points and freshman Kennedy Winston added eight. The Tide fell to 3-1 against ranked opponents.
The Wildcats snapped a two-game skid against the Tide and improved to 5-1 on the road.