Auburn played a clean game against UK Saturday, according to head coach Tony Barbee. The Tigers had 29 personal fouls, an intentional foul, a flagrant foul and one player ejection. Many adjectives could be used to describe the Cats 72-62 win at Rupp Arena Saturday. Clean is not one of them.
The game was physical, competitive, spirited and some would even say unwatchable. But not clean.
“There were playing real cheap. Every game is going to be like that from here out,” Cauley-Stein said. “Everyone wants to win. You have to do what you have to do to win.”