With Reid Travis out, the Cats did not skip a beat, as it was raining threes for Kentucky inside Rupp Arena as the Wildcats went 11-24 from three.
It was another impressive performance for PJ Washington, who had 24 points. It was also a big game for Tyler Herro who had 17. Finally, it was a carer day for Keldon Johnson on the glass, as he grabbed a carer high 17 rebounds to really help overcome Travis’ absence.
Kentucky’s defense also came to play, as they held an Auburn team who shot up 27 three pointers and only made eight of them, several of which coming in garbage time.
Here’s the best social media reactions from today’s big win.
Reid’s doing alright at the moment https://t.co/H2wh073NTD— Round Daddy (@JStreble82) February 23, 2019
PJ Washington: still a sniper. Three-pointer in the corner to start the scoring for Kentucky. Dude's gonna creep up on 50 percent from beyond the arc if he doesn't watch out. Crazy.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) February 23, 2019
I repeat, imagine giving SEC Player of the Year to anyone not named PJ Washington. pic.twitter.com/v4vrDM93sv— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) February 23, 2019
Ashton Hagans dog mode: activated— Tres Terrell (@TerrellTres) February 23, 2019
Ashton Hagans— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) February 23, 2019
14 pts (6-8 FG) (2-4 3pt FG)
1 stl pic.twitter.com/4Pl1EzJFAD
The improvement he made from the 1st 11 or so games is been more ridiculous https://t.co/cBzppG9Y7L— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) February 23, 2019
Kentucky just beat Auburn by 27 points.— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) February 23, 2019
Last week, Kentucky beat Tennessee by 17 points.
Kentucky is 3-0 against Auburn & Tennessee this year, winning by an average of over 15 points per game.
That is all. https://t.co/ay3zpcuCmo
What I liked most about Kentucky's performance today is that it would have been easy to sulk without Reid Travis. Instead, they did the opposite - EVERYONE stepped up their games. We know about the talent, but it's the mental toughness that impresses me so much with this team— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) February 23, 2019
Us: "Will it be EJ Montgomery or Nick Richards who steps up for Kentucky with Reid Travis out?"— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) February 23, 2019
PJ Washington: "Swish. Swish. Swish. Swish. Swish."
Bruce Pearl is a grumpy boy right now on the Auburn sidelines.— Warren Taylor (@WarrenETaylor) February 23, 2019
Kentucky 64, Auburn 34 with 11:34 left in the game— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) February 23, 2019
The Tigers have scored 3 points in the second half pic.twitter.com/KksRwxrQi5
This team’s energy right now is awesome— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 23, 2019
Golden State Wildcats???— KY Clips™️ (@KY_Clips) February 23, 2019
Tyler Herro's jumper is a thing of Beauty!!— College Hoops 24/7 (@365Cbb) February 23, 2019
After latest UK trey, another for Hagans, Bruce Pearl throws his arms up with a look that suggests, “What can you do if they’re doing that?”— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) February 23, 2019
From my sister behind UK's bench: Cal tells Montgomery “good job, you haven’t made two free throws in a row since you’ve been here” then said “why you laughing you know it’s true”— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) February 23, 2019
Bench giving Tyler Herro grief for just laying this one in. pic.twitter.com/cZql0jBkNG— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) February 23, 2019
Auburn is 1-for-10 this half. Tigers just kind of going through motions and taking the butt-kicking with very few whimpers.— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) February 23, 2019
PJ Washington and Tyler Herro have combined for 35 points... Auburn's entire team has 34— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) February 23, 2019
The Auburn Basketball squad came in to Rupp Arena today and promptly sh*t the bed. pic.twitter.com/7WuJ9vcyTv— Rex Chapman (@rex_rexchapman) February 23, 2019
Against Auburn, Keldon Johnson had the highest number of rebounds by a guard in SEC play (17) since Sindarius Thornwell had 21 against Alabama in the 2016-17 season.— Chase Campbell (@Chase_KYK) February 23, 2019
Keldon Johnson has 15 Rebounds with 7 minutes left— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 23, 2019
Auburn as a team has 19
Auburn is the latest victim to be held to a season-low point total. Georgia, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt the others (and Kansas was second-fewest points).— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) February 23, 2019
UK scored 1.27 points/possession today, Auburn 0.85. That was Auburn's lowest PPP game of the season.— Brian Evans (@KSRBEvans) February 23, 2019
Is it March yet? I like my team— Megan Calipari (@MeganteCalipari) February 23, 2019
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