Kentucky is coming off a comeback win over the Commodores and they move their focus to the once undefeated Auburn Tigers who defeated Kentucky 77-71 in the Elite Eight in last year’s NCAA Tournament. Kentucky defeated Auburn in both regular season games at Auburn, 82-80 and at Lexington, 80-53. These two teams will meet for the first of two matchups and the 115th meeting as they play at Auburn Arena this Saturday.
Auburn started the season undefeated until they played at Alabama and the Crimson Tide would hand them their first lost following their second loss of the season to Florida on the road. They have added more to their win record since then including a 2OT win over Ole Miss. Players to keep an eye on are Austin Wiley who returns to Auburn with 6.9 points and 4.0 rebounds for the Tigers, Daniel Purifoy with 0.6 assists, and J’Von McCormick with 50.0 3PG for the Tigers.
You can watch this thrilling matchup this Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN.