Kentucky falls to 23-6, 11-5 in the SEC while Auburn improves to 14-15,
5-11 in the SEC.
Auburn leads the series 25-12 overall and 10-5 in Auburn. The Tigers have
won five of the last six meetings in Auburn. Sunday's game marked the final
women's basketball contest at Auburn's Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky
owned a 5-10 mark in the building.
UK head coach Matthew Mitchell's overall record moves to 86-67, including
a 56-38 mark at UK. Mitchell's record against Auburn moves to 2-2.
Up next: Kentucky heads to the SEC Tournament as the
No. 2 seed and will receive a first-round bye. The Wildcats will play on
Friday at 2:30 p.m. EST against the winner of the to-be-determined No. 7
and No. 10 seed. The tournament will be played at the Gwinnett Center in
Duluth, Ga. The game will be televised by Fox Sports South.
Key run: Auburn scored six of the final eight points
of the first half to push a 21-19 lead at 1:34 to a 27-21 advantage at intermission.
The Tigers extended their lead to 34-21 thanks to a 7-0 run to start the
second stanza. Kentucky closed to within five late in the second half, but
could never grab the lead.
Kentucky finishes regular-season conference play with a school-record 11
Kentucky's 23 wins in the regular-season mark the most since 1982-83.
Kentucky suffers back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The
Wildcats lost 81-65 at Tennessee on Thursday.
The setback marks Kentucky's first loss to an unranked opponent while the
Wildcats were ranked since an 86-70 loss to Delaware on Nov. 24, 2006.
The Wildcats forced Auburn into 22 turnovers. UK has forced 20 or more
turnovers in 21 of 29 games this season.
Kentucky grabbed 13 steals against the Tigers. UK has swiped 10 or more
steals in 20 games this season, including 10 league contests.
UK made six three-pointers against Auburn and has now made a three-pointer
in 216 consecutive games, dating back to the 2003-04 season.
Kentucky made (3) and attempted (5) a season-low in free throws .
Kentucky has held its opponent under 50 percent field goal shooting in
28 of 29 games this season.