Kentucky defeated Auburn in SEC basketball action. Watch these video highlights and below are game notes about Kentucky’s SEC basketball win.
Here are Game Notes Courtesy of UK Media Relations
Kentucky improves to 16-1, 2-0 in the Southeastern Conference, while Auburn fell to 10-6, 0-2.
The Wildcats are 86-17 all-time against Auburn and 28-13 in Auburn.
This was UK’s first game in the recently constructed Auburn Arena.
UK is now 890-246 in SEC regular season action.
Kentucky has won 13-straight in its series against Auburn, one short of the longest streak in the series.
UK returns to action on Saturday, traveling to Knoxville, Tenn. to take on the Tennessee Volunteers. Tip-off is scheduled for noon ET and the game will be live on ESPN.
Team game notes
The Wildcats used the starting combination of Darius Miller, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and Anthony Davis for the first time this season.
Doron Lamb was the first sub off the bench for the first time this season.
Kentucky extended its streak of games with a 3-pointer to 804 games, the third-longest streak in the country.
The Wildcats led 32-28 at the half. Kentucky is 13-0 when leading or tied at halftime this season.
Darius Miller hit a 3-pointer with 3:28 left in the second half to give Kentucky an eight point lead (57-49), its largest lead of the game at the time.
The UK defense held Auburn to just two field goals over the final 11 minutes and outscored Auburn 23-6 during that time.
Kentucky held Auburn to just eight second-half field goals (33.3 pct.).
Kentucky finished with eight turnovers, the first time since Dec. 20 the Cats have had single-digit turnovers.
Kentucky forced 15 turnovers resulting in 24 points, outscoring the Tigers in points off turnovers 24-6.
The Cats tallied 10 steals, the most since recording 10 steals at Indiana.
Individual game notes
#1 Darius Miller
Scored nine points, pushing his career total to 1,023, tied for 54th on UK’s all-time scoring list.
#3 Terrence Jones
Scored in double-figures in three-straight games.
#14 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Tied his career-best with three steals.
Tied his career-best with three blocks.
#20 Doron Lamb
Came off the bench for the first time this season and tied for the team lead in scoring with 14 points.
Tallied his 100th career 3-pointer.
#23 Anthony Davis
Scored in double-figures in six-straight games and seven of the last eight.
Has record three or more blocks in 16 of 17 games this season.
Tied his career-high with three steals.
With four blocks, has 78 blocks on the season, one shy of the UK freshman blocks record. He moved to fifth on UK’s single-season blocks list, one shy of fourth and he is now five blocks shy of the school record.
#25 Marquis Teague
Hit multiple 3s for the second time this season and the first time since knocking down three against Penn State on Nov. 19.
Has hit 21 of his last 24 free throws.
Has scored in double-figures in back-to-back games.