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Improving post play carries Kentucky to dominant win

Kentucky overwhelmed Auburn with their strength and length, outscoring the Tigers 62-24 in the paint and outrebounding them by a margin of 44-22.

Marcus Lee - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

Marcus Lee – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

head coach knew all about 's post play even before he brought his Auburn team to Rupp Arena.

On Saturday, he witnessed it up close and in person.

“They are very physical defensively,” Pearl said. “And it's nothing like anything we've seen all year long. What they do offensively as far as pounding it inside, there's nobody in the league who's even close to that.”

And by the Wildcats' high standards, they even turned things up a notch for the Tigers.

No. 1 , in moving to 27-0 (14-0 Southeastern Conference), was dominant in a 110-75 win. The Cats overwhelmed with their strength and length, outscoring the Tigers 62-24 in the paint and outrebounding them by a margin of 44-22.

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105.  Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum.  This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.

 

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