|Kentucky at Auburn|
|Sat., Jan. 22 – 1:00 p.m. ET
Game Notes: UK (PDF) | AU (PDF)
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Radio: UK Sports Network
Having faced one tough road environment already this week, No. 12 Kentucky faces an even bigger road challenge on Saturday. The Cats will visit No. 2 Auburn on Saturday afternoon on the plains in a Southeastern Conference showdown.
Kentucky (15-3, 5-1 SEC) got a big road win on Wednesday at Texas A&M. The Cats found themselves down by 13 points in the first half but rallied to cut the deficit to just five at the break. Then in the second half, UK turned up the defense and made a number of clutch plays on offense to win 64-58, handing the Aggies their first SEC loss of the season.
Now, the Cats will face another step up in competition. Auburn is 17-1 on the season and a perfect 6-0 in SEC play. Since falling to UConn in November, the Tigers have won 14 in a row.
“They’re (Auburn) a good team,” Calipari said. “I mean, they’re big, their guard play, they shoot it. They do a lot of stuff to get lobs. I started watching tape about a day and a half ago on the plane on the way back from A&M and I was like, ‘Wow.’ So, I hadn’t seen them until I watched this but they’re really good.”