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Kentucky holds off Auburn 72-62 in a “chippy” game

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Auburn came out swinging (literally) against Kentucky this afternoon in Rupp Arena. The game was chippy at moments, including a first half Auburn ejection following a punch to Archie Goodwin’s back by Jordon Granger. Kentucky had trouble extending the lead until midway through the second half, struggling at times with Auburn’s zone. Willie Cauley-Stein and Jarrod Polson both provided a nice spark off the bench for the Cats. Cauley-Stein finished with 12 points, while Polson made some big plays in the first half when Goodwin and Harrow were struggling. Nerlens Noel didn’t notch a single block until the final minute of the game, but he finished with his third straight double-double (10 points and 12 rebounds). Kentucky was able to secure the double-digit win with a final score of 72-62.

With the win Kentucky moves into sole possession of 2nd place in the SEC behind Florida, who they will play on Tuesday.

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

27 Comments for Kentucky holds off Auburn 72-62 in a “chippy” game



  1. Ridge Runner
    6:23 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    We win a TKO and I’ll take it.



  2. Jus Sayin
    6:23 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    It’s actually a good sign that we can win an ugly game by double digits.
    Earlier in the year we lose this game by 7.



  3. Jordon Granger
    6:23 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry I hit you Archie.



  4. Ridge Runner
    6:25 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    My first thought was in a game such as this with that many visible contact plays, –just thinki what many of us DIDN’T see. damn.



  5. chooch
    6:26 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    i’m sure this is a stupid question, but does anyone have a link to listen to Matt’s post-game show online?



  6. ONE EYE
    6:26 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    Best win yet….look at them GUNS boys!!!



  7. BBN
    6:28 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    Tony Barber knew his only chance to win at Rupp was to instruct his team to play rough and give fouls. The bullshit got one of his players ejected and suspended for the next game. Great strategy taken from Ricky 5 Stacks at dumpster fire U down in Loserville.



  8. BradinMississippi
    6:29 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink


  9. Licamo katz
    6:32 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    Won only by 10 at home against a bad team, lets hope they dont get blown out in Fla



  10. chooch
    6:33 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    #8 Thank you very much. Does he do a post-game show after every game? How long after the game does it start?



  11. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    6:34 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    Auburn played like a team that lost by 20 pts at home, and knew they would not win playing straight up. So, they where going to foul as much as they could to keep it closer.



  12. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    6:35 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    #10 about 1 hour, right after Coach Cals postgame show



  13. BradinMississippi
    6:38 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    #10 He does a show after every game. It comes on directly after the offical post game show the IMG show.



  14. Joe
    6:39 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    The game plan from Auburn “Thug” University: Shoot the three, play physical and double team Noel. Nothing more, nothing less. And they lost! So take your thug “as*” self back to Alabama. Nice to know we are 2-0 against you.

    Would love to play you again in the SEC tourney.



  15. Real Talk
    6:39 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    This was a great win for uk. The only way for a team with limited talent to get an upset is to play physical and grind it out. That’s exactly what auburn did. They had a good game plan



  16. Beavis
    6:39 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    Noel will have to spend some extra time in rehab after this game. If he hits his free throws,,,,some of that nonsense will stop.



  17. Chooch
    6:41 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    #12/13 thanks for the info. You guys were really helpful in feeding my UK sports addiction haha



  18. Rick P
    6:43 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    10. Go to Porcini and lick my arse.



  19. Rick P
    6:44 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    I mean #9 now.



  20. SeoulCat
    6:52 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    It’s “whom they will play,” Ally. We are dealing with an object here, not a subject.



  21. Yes
    6:54 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, Jarrod should start over Harrow.



  22. no
    7:02 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    21) disagree



  23. Big blue
    7:08 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    It’s so frustrating watching Goodwin fall down after every shot and lay up attempt. It keeps him from getting offensive rebounds and getting back on defense. Wish he would just stay on his feet, he would gain at least 3 rebounds and four points a game, and might be able to play transition defense



  24. clancykat
    7:18 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    those idiot announcers ’bout drove me nuts



  25. Aolph Crean
    8:33 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    Polson is on the floor with Harrow; or without Harrow.
    The point is we need Polson at guard.
    We need Harrow at Guard.
    But, we need one of ’em to figure out who is going to be the leader.
    Harrow acts like a sissy.
    Polson fights.
    My money is on…..



  26. R. E. AL
    8:38 pm February 9, 2013 Permalink

    @24, we don’t need ladies announcing Kentucky Basketball games.
    Agreeably: Insulting. Which could be attributed to unfamiliarity, and I’ll leave it at that.



  27. dan simon
    9:52 am February 10, 2013 Permalink

    Regarding sullivan’s obvious mugging of Kyle- very disappointed one of Kyle’s teammates was not up in sullivan’s face(no fight-don’t start one) just deliver the message that that kind of crap will not happen here. Saw apparently since there was no such message delivered sullivan put a cheap shot on Julius later on a screen- here again not suggesting fighting- but at least show some damn emotion.