Kentucky-Auburn Postgame Notes

Jan. 11, 2012

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  • Kentucky improves to 16-1, 2-0 in the Southeastern Conference, while Auburn fell to 10-6, 0-2.
  • The Wildcats are 86-17 all-time against Auburn and 28-13 in Auburn.
  • This was UK’s first game in the recently constructed Auburn Arena.
  • UK is now 890-246 in SEC regular season action.
  • Kentucky has won 13-straight in its series against Auburn, one short of the longest streak in the series.
  • UK returns to action on Saturday, traveling to Knoxville, Tenn. to take on the Tennessee Volunteers. Tip-off is scheduled for noon ET and the game will be live on ESPN.

Team game notes

  • The Wildcats used the starting combination of Darius Miller, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and Anthony Davis for the first time this season.
  • Doron Lamb was the first sub off the bench for the first time this season.
  • Kentucky extended its streak of games with a 3-pointer to 804 games, the third-longest streak in the country.
  • The Wildcats led 32-28 at the half. Kentucky is 13-0 when leading or tied at halftime this season.
  • Darius Miller hit a 3-pointer with 3:28 left in the second half to give Kentucky an eight point lead (57-49), its largest lead of the game at the time.
  • The UK defense held Auburn to just two field goals over the final 11 minutes and outscored Auburn 23-6 during that time.
  • Kentucky held Auburn to just eight second-half field goals (33.3 pct.).
  • Kentucky finished with eight turnovers, the first time since Dec. 20 the Cats have had single-digit turnovers.
  • Kentucky forced 15 turnovers resulting in 24 points, outscoring the Tigers in points off turnovers 24-6.
  • The Cats tallied 10 steals, the most since recording 10 steals at Indiana.

Individual game notes

#1 Darius Miller

  • Scored nine points, pushing his career total to 1,023, tied for 54th on UK’s all-time scoring list.

#3 Terrence Jones

  • Scored in double-figures in three-straight games.

#14 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

  • Tied his career-best with three steals.
  • Tied his career-best with three blocks.

#20 Doron Lamb

  • Came off the bench for the first time this season and tied for the team lead in scoring with 14 points.
  • Tallied his 100th career 3-pointer.

#23 Anthony Davis

  • Scored in double-figures in six-straight games and seven of the last eight.
  • Has record three or more blocks in 16 of 17 games this season.
  • Tied his career-high with three steals.
  • With four blocks, has 78 blocks on the season, one shy of the UK freshman blocks record. He moved to fifth on UK’s single-season blocks list, one shy of fourth and he is now five blocks shy of the school record.

#25 Marquis Teague

  • Hit multiple 3s for the second time this season and the first time since knocking down three against Penn State on Nov. 19.
  • Has hit 21 of his last 24 free throws.
  • Has scored in double-figures in back-to-back games.