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After another tough loss, Kentucky welcomes Auburn to Lexington on Saturday

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas at Kentucky Arden Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Last night’s loss was even more difficult than some of the other losses, depending on how you look at it.

Kentucky finally showed some fight last night. After falling down 12 points with about 6 minutes to go, the Wildcats could’ve easily fallen apart and lost by double digits, but Kentucky rallied and were seconds away from victory until a disastrous end with a foul and turnover.

Now, Kentucky looks ahead to Auburn coming to town on Saturday,

Auburn holds a win over Kentucky earlier in the season, but the Wildcats played well defensively that game, keeping the Tigers offense in check. They’ll need to replicate that defensive success on Saturday while hopefully building off some of the offensive success the team had last night.

The Tigers come in after defeating Vanderbilt 73-67 last night, that off the heels of back-to-back home losses to Georgia and Ole Miss.

The Tigers struggled offensively in that game, shooting only 35.6 percent from the floor and turning the ball over 17 times.

If Kentucky can keep Auburn’s offense in check and build off their shooting performance from last night, the Wildcats could pull off the win.

When the two teams last met, Auburn won 66-59 in a game where Kentucky shot 4-17 from three while the Tigers shot 5-24 from deep.

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What happened on that final play? - Cats Pause

I’m still not sure that was the right call.

Takeaways from the loss - Herald Leader

Kentucky actually shot the ball pretty well.

Calipari tries to clear up Terrence Clarke injury confusion - KSR

Sadly, there has been way too much confusion about this situation.

Duke is now under .500 - Bleacher Report

Not a great season in Durham either.

Russell Wilson is expressing his frustrations with the Seahawks - ESPN

I mean, can you blame the man?

Way-too-early NFL rankings - Yahoo

Is it ever too early to start looking to next season?

Chris Beard got thrown out last night - SI

He was mad mad.