Feb. 12, 2014
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Team Records, Notes
- Kentucky improves to 19-5, 9-2 in Southeastern Conference action. Auburn drops to 11-11 overall, and 3-8 against the league.
- Kentucky now leads the series 89-17 and 30-13 in Auburn.
- The Wildcats return to action with a home contest vs. No. 3/4 Florida at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday. The game will air live on ESPN and will be a part of ESPN’s College GameDay with a telecast beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday morning.
- UK’s all-time record against SEC foes now stands at 920-258.
- Today’s attendance was 7,959.
- Kentucky’s starting lineup was comprised of all freshmen for the third-straight outing. Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Julius Randle and James Young formed the lineup. That squad is 4-0 on the year as the opening five.
- Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein were the first subs off the bench for the second straight game. Poythress has been called upon first a squad-best 13 times while Cauley-Stein has been the first off the bench eight times this season.
- Young hit a 3-pointer early in the opening half to extend UK’s 3-streak is 884 consecutive games. It is the third largest streak in the country.
- Including tonight, UK is 85-3 under Coach Calipari when holding the opponent to 63 or fewer points.
First Half Facts
- Johnson scored UK’s first four points to give Kentucky an early lead in the opening half stretching it to as many as six by the 15:32 mark.
- A 3-pointer by Aaron Harrison at the 12:19 mark lifted the Wildcats to a double-digit advantage with the score.
- Kentucky had five assists from five different players on seven made field goals to open the stanza.
- An 8-0 run by the Tigers cut the Wildcats’ lead to 18-16 with 9:53 remaining.
- The lead was reduced to just one at 23-22 with less than four minutes remaining in the half, but UK closed on a 5-0 run behind the play of Poythress who scored all five tallies to take a 28-22 lead into the break.
- Kentucky is 16-1 overall and 8-0 against league foes when leading at the break.
Second Half Facts
- Kentucky extended its lead to nine early in the second half when Andrew Harrison nailed a 3 at the 18:32 mark, putting UK ahead 31-22.
- Auburn fought back and took its first lead of the game at 36-35, when Chris Denson knocked down a jumper to give the Tigers a one-point edge.
- Auburn’s 16-4 lead that put the Tigers up 38-35 featured five Wildcat turnovers.
- Trailing 38-35, Kentucky scored on back-to-back lay-ins to take back the lead at 39-38.
- The Wildcats used an 11-2 run to take a 50-42 advantage with 3:55 left to play.
- Aaron Harrison scored 10 points for Kentucky.
- Andrew Harrison led Kentucky in scoring with 16 points.
- Marks the third time Harrison has led the Wildcats in scoring.
- Knocked down multiple 3s for the eighth time this year.
- Dakari Johnson scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds.
- Second consecutive game with eight rebounds.
- Notched a season-high seven offensive boards.
- Julius Randle tallied 12 points and 12 rebounds.
- Recorded 12th double-double of the year.
- Led UK in rebounding for the 14th time this year.