Basketball Gameday Central: Auburn vs. Kentucky

Feb. 8, 2013



Auburn vs. Kentucky

Game Details

Date: Sat. Feb. 6, 2013 Tip: 3:00 PM CT
Audio: All-Access Live Stats: GameTracker
Radio Auburn IMG Network / XM 200 TV: ESPN3 | SEC Network (TV Listings)

Auburn Projected Starters

F 02 Allen Payne 6-6 / 215 Jr.
C 41 Rob Chubb 6-10 / 250 Sr.
G 5 Shaquille Johnson 6-5 / 210 Fr.
G 11 Josh Wallace 5-10 / 170 Sr.
G 23 Frankie Sullivan 6-1 / 206 Sr.

Kentucky Projected Starters

F 3 Nerlens Noel 6-10 / 228 Fr.
F 22 Alex Poythress 6-7 / 239 Fr.
G 10 Archie Goodwin 6-4½ / 198 Fr.
G 12 Ryan Harrow 6-2 / 170 So.
G 34 Julius Mays 6-2 / 192 Gr.

Game Notes

Scouting Kentucky

It marks the first time since the 1990-91 season that Auburn and Kentucky have played home and home during the regular season ... the Wildcats, who defeated South Carolina 77-55 on Tuesday while shooting 61.4 percent from the floor and 5-of-8 from 3-point range, have won four straight and six of the last seven, including two on the road at Ole Miss 87-74 and at Texas A&M 72-68 in overtime ... Kentucky defeated Auburn 75-53 on Jan. 19 behind Kyle Wiltjer's 17 points and Nerlens Noel's 10 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks ... the Wildcats shot 67 percent from the floor in the second half, 54.5 percent for the game against Auburn ... Archie Goodwin averages a team-high 14.7 points to go along with 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists ... Alex Poythress adds 12.5 ppg and 6.6 rpg to go along with an SEC-best 60.8 percent shooting from the floor and 45.5 percent (10-of-22) from 3-point range ... Kyle Wiltjer chips in 11.6 ppg and is second in the SEC shooting 41.1 percent from 3-point range ... Nerlens Noel totals 10.6 ppg, is second in the SEC with 9.5 rpg, leads the league with 4.6 blocks, is fourth with 2.2 steals while shooting 59.1 percent from the floor ... Kentucky leads the SEC in blocks with 7.8 per game, ranks second in the league in scoring margin (+13.7), field goal pct. (.490), 3-point field goal pct. (.366), field goal pct. defense (.376) and 3-point field goal pct. defense (.297) ... the Wildcats rank third in scoring offense (76.2), rebound margin (+5.5), rebound

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