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Gameday: Auburn at Kentucky 2.9.2013

Auburn at Kentucky 2.9.2013

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Kentucky Defeats Auburn In Cage Match

It was a rough, physical and chippy game tonight between Auburn and Kentucky in Rupp Arena, but the Wildcats prevail.

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Auburn 62, Kentucky72: Post Game Open Thread

The postmortem will have to wait a bit due to prior commitments on my part. So here are the game stats, courtesy of ESPN.com. Talk about it.

Auburn Tigers
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Rob Chubb, C 17 3-5 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 7
Allen Payne, F 17 2-5 1-1 0-1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5
Josh Wallace, G 34 1-6 0-0 1-2 3 3 4 1 0 3 4 3
Frankie Sullivan, G 24 3-9 2-3 0-0 0 7 3 1 0 2 3 8
Jordon Granger, F 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Noel Johnson, F 28 4-8 4-7 0-0 0 3 0 0 0 1 4 12
Chris Denson, G 29 7-10 0-0 1-2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 15
Asauhn Dixon-Tatum, C 16 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 2 0 1 2 2 5 2
Shaquille Johnson, F 23 2-5 0-1 6-8 4 5 1 0 0 1 2 10
Jordan Price, G 8 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
TOTALS
FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS


22-51 7-13 11-17 9 27 9 3 2 9 29 62


43.10% 53.80% 64.70%
Kentucky Wildcats
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Nerlens Noel, F 32 1-2 0-0 8-13 4 12 1 1 1 2 2 10
Alex Poythress, F 27 3-5 0-1 2-2 1 2 2 1 0 2 4 8
Julius Mays, G 37 2-8 2-8 4-4 0 6 2 0 0 0 3 10
Ryan Harrow, G 26 3-6 1-3 5-6 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 12
Archie Goodwin, G 17 1-6 0-1 1-4 1 2 1 0 1 2 4 3
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Jarrod Polson, G 20 1-3 1-2 0-0 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 3
Kyle Wiltjer, F 22 4-11 2-6 4-4 1 3 2 1 0 2 1 14
Willie Cauley-Stein, F 19 5-5 0-0 2-5 2 4 1 0 0 0 3 12
TOTALS
FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS


20-46 6-21 26-38 10 33 12 4 4 9 21 72


43.50% 28.60% 68.40%
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Auburn 31, Kentucky 37: Second Half Game Thread

The first half was a chippy foul-fest in which the Auburn Tigers tried to assert themselves physically over the Wildcats, and wound up getting a player ejected and a near-fistfight. The result was 20 first half fouls between the two teams. The Tigers stayed in the game by being smoking hot from three, making 6-9 from the arc.

Kentucky played well in stretches, but the real story of the first half was the excellent play by Jarrod Polson. Polson gave more energy than Ryan Harrow and ran the point guard capably. He hustled where Harrow stood around, and got a couple of 50/50 balls and hit a three.

Kentucky isn't doing a great job on the offensive glass, although they are doing pretty well in the turnover department. What is hurting is perimeter defense, and Kentucky is simply not forcing the Tigers to put the ball on the floor. If they keep yielding threes in the second half, Kentucky could be on their way to a real dogfight.

Let's hope the game gets cleaned up in the second half, and Kentucky figures out how to defend Auburn's shooters.

Go, 'Cats!

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Auburn at Kentucky: Live Game Thread

Come join A Sea of Blue as we participate in a live discussion of the Auburn Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats.

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Frienemies: Q&A With College And Magnolia

It's a bit last minute, but as we did in the previous game at Auburn, A Sea of Blue exchanges questions and answers with the SB Nation Auburn community, College And Magnolia.

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UK Wildcat Basketball: Auburn game notes

The Kentucky Wildcats take on the Auburn Tigers in an SEC home court afternoon affair.

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Auburn at Kentucky: Game Preview

Auburn visits the Kentucky Wildcats in Rupp Arena today with hopes of upsetting the surging Wildcats. A Sea of Blue looks at the game.

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