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Kentucky travels to Auburn for a Valentine’s Day game.

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Kentucky takes on the surprise of the year in the No. 10 Auburn Tigers tonight. The Wildcats’ Valentine’s Day match-up seems isn’t all that likely to end well for them, as the Tigers are 22-3 and sit atop the SEC standings, as they have for much of the year.

The Wildcats will likely need luck to be on their side in order to beat the Tigers.

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