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January 20, 2013

Wiltjer, Kentucky rout cold-shooting Auburn 75-53

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Auburn, Ala. —

The Tigers, who trailed just 30-25 at halftime, never challenged again.

Kentucky eventually went ahead by as many as 27 points in the final minutes.

Chants of "Go Big Blue" then took over Auburn Arena as the defending national champions won for the third time in four games.

Auburn's No. 2 scorer, Chris Denson, played for the first time in four games after recovering from a foot injury. He missed all four attempts and didn't score in 13 minutes.

 

KENTUCKY (12-5)

Noel 5-8 0-0 10, Poythress 3-7 6-8 12, Goodwin 5-7 2-4 12, Harrow 6-12 0-1 12, Mays 2-5 0-1 6, Hood 0-0 0-0 0, Polson 3-3 0-0 6, Wiltjer 6-13 2-2 17. Totals 30-55 10-16 75.

AUBURN (8-9)

Payne 4-8 3-4 11, N. Johnson 0-5 0-0 0, Chubb 7-13 0-0 14, Wallace 2-7 0-1 4, Sullivan 5-16 2-3 12, Dixon-Tatum 4-4 2-2 10, Denson 0-4 0-0 0, S. Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Price 0-2 0-0 0, Greene Jr. 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 23-66 7-10 53.

Halftime_Kentucky 30-25. 3-Point Goals_Kentucky 5-15 (Wiltjer 3-6, Mays 2-4, Goodwin 0-2, Harrow 0-3), Auburn 0-15 (Price 0-1, Payne 0-2, Greene Jr. 0-2, N. Johnson 0-4, Sullivan 0-6). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Kentucky 43 (Noel 9), Auburn 30 (Chubb 7). Assists_Kentucky 17 (Harrow 8), Auburn 13 (Denson, S. Johnson 3). Total Fouls_Kentucky 14, Auburn 17. A_9,121.

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