Kentucky got an unexpected challenge from Auburn, but thanks to Malik Monk, the Cats were able to pull away with a win.
The final score hides the fact that the 24-point underdog Tigers were every much in this game. Auburn cut UK’s lead to just four points on multiple occasions in the second half, but thanks to another monster game from Monk, UK was able to win in style.
The highlight of the game came late in the second half when Monk rose up for a vicious slam that brought a packed Rupp crowd to its feet.
Have mercy Malik Monk!!! pic.twitter.com/ok8LjzdmUH— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) January 14, 2017
Not long after, Bam Adebayo got into the posterizing with this fierce slam on Mustapha Heron:
That came after an impressive slam earlier over Horace Spencer
Been a big last few minutes for Bam. He's up to 15 points and eight rebounds. pic.twitter.com/ACJYv0o1A2— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) January 14, 2017