Auburn are making a case as the best basketball team in college basketball after Saturday as the second-ranked Tigers defeated No. 12 Kentucky 80-71, Auburn’s 15th straight win.
Walker Kessler scored 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds. K.D. Johnson scored 17 points and had four rebounds. Jabari Smith added 14 points and tied Kessler with a team-high seven boards. Wendell Green Jr. added 11 points, all in the second half, and led the Tigers with five assists.
Auburn outscored Kentucky 16-7 in the first six minutes of the second half, turning a four-point halftime deficit into a 45-40 lead. The Tigers scored 51 second-half points after compiling only 29 in the first half.
COURTESY AUBURN ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS