Auburn vs. Kentucky: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Auburn vs. Kentucky: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Auburn 62
(9-14, 1-7 away)
Kentucky 72
(17-6, 13-2 home)
Venue: Rupp Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Auburn 31 31 62
Kentucky 37 35 72
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Auburn C Denson 15 F Sullivan 7 J Wallace 4
Kentucky K Wiltjer 14 N Noel 12 K Wiltjer 2

On Saturday, February 9th, Kentucky took on Auburn and beat the Tigers 72-62 in SEC play. With the win, the Wildcats move to 1-2 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. The Wildcats were led by Willie Cauley-Stein, who put up 12 points plus four rebounds. Nerlens Noel played his way to a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. For the Tigers, Chris Denson finished with a game-high 15 points and four rebounds. Next up for Kentucky (17-6, 8-2 SEC) is second-ranked Florida (19-3, 9-1 SEC) on Tuesday, February 12th on the road.

Kentucky Game Notes

  • Kentucky started 17-6 during the 2010, 2001, and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Auburn extended the Kentucky winning streak to five games.
  • Kentucky has won every game this season (5-0) after committing 10 or fewer turnovers.
  • The Wildcats have won 83 percent of the time this season (10-2) after recording six or more three-pointers.
  • UK has won every game this season (7-0) when opponents record 29 or fewer rebounds.
  • This season Kentucky has won 79 percent of the time (11-3) when Nerlens Noel has 10 points or more, 83 percent of the time (10-2) when Kyle Wiltjer has four field goals made or more, and 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Julius Mays has four free throws made or more.
  • The Wildcats have outshot their opponents in field goal percentage for the past eight games.
  • This is the 14th game at home this season--UK has a 21.1 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Nerlens Noel accounted for 34.2 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Kyle Wiltjer has led the team in scoring in nine out of 23 games this season.
  • Nerlens Noel has led the team in rebounding in 18 out of 23 games this season.
  • Julius Mays has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Nerlens Noel recorded the ninth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Nerlens Noel has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Nerlens Noel recorded a double-double. It was the fifth of his career.

Auburn Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Chris Denson and Noel Johnson) accounted for 43.5 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Frankie Sullivan and Shaquille Johnson) accounted for 41.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (15) than the starters (12).
  • The bench recorded more points (39) than the starters (23).
  • Chris Denson has led the team in scoring four times in 23 games this season.
  • Frankie Sullivan has led the team in rebounding four times in 23 games this season.
  • Noel Johnson set a career high with four three-pointers.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Rob Chubb.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Asauhn Dixon-Tatum.
AU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Chris Denson291541000
BS. Johnson231051001
BF. Sullivan24873102
BNoel Johnson281230001
C+Rob Chubb17710000
CJosh Wallace34334103
CAllen Payne17510000
CA. Dixon-Tatum16220122
-Jordan Price8010000
-Jordon Granger4000000
UK PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AW. Cauley-Stein191241000
ANerlens Noel3210121112
B+Julius Mays371062000
B+Kyle Wiltjer221432102
BRyan Harrow261211020
C+Jarrod Polson20332101
C+Alex Poythress27822102
CArchie Goodwin17321012

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