The Alabama Crimson Tide had a very successful trip to St. Louis for the SEC men’s basketball tournament, likely securing their spot in the NCAA Tournament next week.

However, after playing three games in three days, the Tide were tired on Saturday afternoon against Kentucky, getting off to a slow start in an 86-63 loss to the Wildcats.

Kentucky F Wenyen Gabriel was not tired at all, though, turning in a scorching-hot performance from beyond the three-point line. Coming off the bench, Gabriel hit his first seven threes, finishing a perfect 7-for-7 from long range. He also led the Wildcats with 23 points.

Freshman PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 19 points and seven assists in the lopsided victory.

Kentucky shot 81 percent in the second half (89 percent from three) in a lights-out performance to advance to yet another SEC Tournament final.

Alabama’s freshman sensation, Collin Sexton, didn’t have the giant performance he did against Auburn on Friday, but he still did everything Alabama could have asked of him, scoring 21 points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out three assists in the loss. John Petty added 18 points off the bench for the Tide.

Kentucky will face the winner of the other semifinal matchup between Tennessee and Arkansas. That game will tip off at 1 p.m. Eastern time at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.