Auburn gets on the board first with a basket, and then drains a 3 pointer and Kentucky is scoreless as the Tigers lead 5-0. Kentucky finally gets on the board with free throws from Isaiah Jackson, Mintz attempts a 3 pointer but he misses, Jackson rebounds and dunks it to get Kentucky two more. Auburn with a basket and then a 3 pointer to lead by six. Keion Brooks drains a 3 pointer, Auburn answers with one as well. Kentucky gets a basket and BJ Boston drains a 3 pointer for the Cats and they also get back to back baskets getting within two of Auburn but the Tigers respond with a baskets and a free throw to lead 21-16. Kentucky makes one of two free throws as Auburn makes a basket and so does Kentucky and Auburn gets one. BJ Boston with a 3 pointer, the Cats within three, Auburn drains a 3 pointer, Kentucky with a basket. Kentucky with a foul and then a technical on Calipari, Auburn at the line making three out of four. Auburn will take a 6 point lead into halftime, 36-30.