Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky at Auburn

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  • improves to 19-5, 9-2 in Southeastern Conference action. Auburn drops to 11-11 overall, and 3-8 against the league.
  • 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 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.

Team Facts

  • ’s starting lineup was comprised of all freshmen for the third-straight outing. Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Julius Randle and 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 an early lead in the opening half stretching it to as many as six by the 15:32 mark.
  • A 3-pointer by at the 12:19 mark lifted the Wildcats to a double-digit advantage with the score.
  • 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.
  • is 16-1 overall and 8-0 against league foes when leading at the break.

 Second Half Facts

  • 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.

Individual Notes

  • Aaron Harrison scored 10 points for Kentucky.
    • Recorded two steals.
  • 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.