Kentucky took care of business last night, going on the road to defeat Texas A&M 69-60, and now all eyes turn to Saturday as the Wildcats prepare to host the Auburn Tigers on Saturday.
This is, of course, a rematch from Feb. 1, in which Kentucky lost a weird free throw fest at Auburn where Kentucky held the Tigers to 35.3 percent shooting from the field but the Tigers shot 33-44 on free throws to come away with a 75-66 win. Kentucky shot only 24 free throws in that matchup.
The other major factor in that game was the rebounding differential, where Kentucky was -14 in the rebounding margin and gave up 17 offensive rebounds.
Now, the Cats are playing with more momentum as winners of their last seven. A win on Saturday would add another quality victory to Kentucky’s tournament resume, which we have seen is very important as Kentucky’s tournament standing continues to be hampered by early-season losses to Evansville and Utah.
A win also would put Kentucky on the verge of clinching the SEC regular season championship as Auburn sits at second place, but LSU is only half a game behind Auburn.
We were able to see in the first matchup that Kentucky is more than capable of defeating Auburn, and with this game at Rupp Arena and an unlikely possibility that Auburn will shoot 44 free throws again, Kentucky has a chance to pull off a big win on Saturday.
Saturday afternoon at 3:45 can’t get here soon enough.
Tweet of the Day
Joe Lunardi trying to find an argument an argument for dropping Kentucky in seeding next week pic.twitter.com/FYx5CzYRAX— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) February 26, 2020
Is Lunardi somehow going to drop Kentucky to a 6 seed?
Quickley had his best performance as a Wildcat.
Last night wasn’t a big statistical game for Richards.
The metrics hate Kentucky, but the eye test says otherwise.
A junior IQ with that recruiting class? Yes, please!
The first year of the new rule wasn’t the best.
Let the NFL Draft fun begin!
I can’t understand paying that much for a broadcaster..