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A basketball group that displays nice stability could be very robust to defend. That is what Kentucky exhibited on Saturday towards Auburn.
The Cats had 4 gamers in double figures en path to beating the Tigers 86-54 at Rupp Enviornment. The win was Kentucky’s fourth in a row and moved the Cats to 20-9 on the season and 11-5 within the Southeastern Convention with two common season video games remaining.
Oscar Tshiebwe led the Cats with 22 factors and 17 rebounds, his forty fourth profession double-double. Antonio Reeves had 21 factors, together with making 4 of seven from behind the arc. Cason Wallace had 19 factors and 9 assists, whereas Jacob Toppin had one other double-double with 13 factors and a career-high 12 rebounds.
Early in Saturday’s sport, Auburn was beating Kentucky at its personal sport. The Tigers have been on the offensive glass early and sometimes and have been getting the extra possessions the Cats have been getting within the final three video games.
Nonetheless, these numbers would finally flip in Kentucky’s favor and the Cats would find yourself with 12 offensive rebounds to simply 10 for Auburn. UK had 14 second-chance factors in comparison with simply seven for Auburn.
The Cats have been additionally capable of beat the Tigers at their very own sport. Auburn is thought for taking pictures, and making, a whole lot of threes. However on this sport, Reeves and the Cats hit eight threes to simply seven for the Tigers.
Kentucky made 32 of 57 (56.1 %) of its photographs from the ground, together with eight of 13 (61.5 %) from behind the arc. In the meantime, the Cats held Auburn to 19 of 56 (33.9 %) from the ground and simply seven of 21 (33.3 %) from behind the arc. The Cats compelled 13 Auburn turnovers and turned these into 23 factors.
Auburn (19-10, 9-7) obtained 13 factors from Jaylin Williams and 12 factors from Morehead State switch Johni Broome.
Kentucky performs its ultimate house sport of the season on Wednesday towards Vanderbilt. Tipoff is about for 7 p.m. and the sport could be seen on the SEC Community.