Kentucky improves to 18-1, 6-0 SEC, while Auburn falls to 13-6, 2-4 SEC.
UK begins conference play at 6-0 for the second straight season.
UK returns to action at South Carolina on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. EST in Colonial Life Arena. The game will be televised on SportSouth.
Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 674-472 (.588).
UK is 151-216 all-time in SEC play.
Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (133-57) and first in winning percentage (.700). He is only six wins away from becoming the all-time winningest coach.
Mitchell is now 54-28 in SEC games (regular season only).
Kentucky has extended its school-record winning streak to 17 games, which is currently the longest streak in the nation.
UK increased its school record for consecutive home wins to 33. The previous record was 30 set from Feb. 12, 1980 until Jan. 31, 82.
The Wildcats own a 369-140 (.725) mark in Memorial Coliseum, including a 79-12 (.868) mark under Mitchell.
The Cats are now 61-2 at home over the last three seasons.
UK is now 33-9 in SEC home games under Mitchell, including an impressive 26-2 mark in the last three seasons.
Kentucky has won a school-record 14 consecutive SEC home games.
Fifteen of UK's 18 wins have been by 18 points or more.
Kentucky is now 17-25 vs. Auburn all-time.
The 97 points scored against Auburn are the most in program history.
The 44-point victory is UK's largest margin of victory over Auburn in program history.
Auburn still leads the series 10-7 in games played in Lexington, Ky.
Kentucky has won the last five meetings against Auburn.