Cats grind out 72-62 win against Auburn

Kyle Wiltjer - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com
Kyle Wiltjer – photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

Kyle Wiltjer’s 14 points led five players in double figures as the Wildcats outlasted 72-62 Saturday for their fifth straight win.  Though tighter than the Wildcats’ 75-53 beating of the Tigers three weeks ago at Auburn, the victory provided their longest winning streak this season and some momentum before Tuesday’s Southeastern Conference showdown at first-place Florida. The Wildcats (17-6, 8-2) began the day a game behind the Gators.

survived physical and sometimes chippy play by Auburn, which saw center Rob Chubb and backup Asauhn Dixon-Tatum foul out. The Wildcats made 26 of 38 free throws to beat for the 15th straight time.

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