Kentucky looks to quiet Auburn’s Sharife Cooper – all you need to know

Tue., Jan. 16 – 2 p.m. ET
Auburn, Ala.
Game Notes: UK (PDF) | AU (PDF)
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Live Stats
UK Stats UA
4-7 Record 7-6
3-1 Conference Record 1-4
68.2 PPG 77.2
68.7 Opp PPG 73.9
.420 FG% .456
.410 Opp FG% .433
38.7 RPG 38.5
.303 3PT FG% .335
.328 Opp 3PT FG% .304
11.5 APG 15.7
6.5 SPG 7.2
6.5 BPG 5.6

It’s back to the drawing board for  as the Wildcats head to Auburn, Ala., for Saturday’s Southeastern Conference clash with the resurgent Tigers.

After winning their first three league outings, including a 76-58 thumping of Florida on the road, the Wildcats (4-7, 3-1 SEC) took a huge step back in falling to 85-65 at home Tuesday night. It was the Wildcats’ worst loss to the Crimson Tide ever in Rupp Arena and worst to the Tide in Lexington since 1974.

“Not one of our players played well. I obviously didn’t coach well,” coach John Calipari said. “But what I told them after is I’m going to find five guys that will fight and that’s who I’ll play. We got beat every which way but loose. We were late to everything.”

has become a different team since getting a favorable eligibility ruling on freshman Sharife Cooper. Though the Tigers (7-6, 1-4) lost 94-90 to in the talented point guard’s first outing last weekend, they cruised past 95-77 in Athens in their next outing.

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