The Tigers (8-8, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) wiped out a 12-point second-half deficit to snap an 18-game losing streak to the Wildcats (13-4, 3-2). Auburn’s only win in the last 33 meetings had come in 2000, and students stormed the court to celebrate the upset.
Tyler Harris added 21 points and 11 rebounds and made two free throws in the final minute. Kentucky’s Jamal Murray made a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and Canty missed two free throws to give Kentucky hope.
Tyler Ulis, who scored 17 points, missed a 3-point attempt at the other end that would have kept Kentucky alive. The 5-foot-9 Ulis had 10 rebounds and eight assists. Murray scored 20 points on 8-of-22 shooting.