裸奔没有. 2 奥本获胜 80-71 超过 否. 12 肯塔基州

老虎队 (18-1, 7-0 东南会议) 从 10 分的劣势中恢复过来,赢得了他们的第 15 连胜,这可能是自奥本竞技场开幕以来最大的主场比赛 2010. It was big enough that the traditional football school had students set up tents Friday morning, camping out to make sure they got in.

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老虎队, who have matched the highest ranking in program history, made it worth the wait. Fans chanted No. 1 in the final moments, hoping to supplant Gonzaga.

Kentucky’s No. 2 scorer, TyTy Washington, only played eight minutes and scored four points before being helped off the court with a left ankle injury. He didn’t return.

Johnson made 3 的 5 3-pointers for Auburn. Kessler hit 8 的 10 shots and had seven rebounds. Jabari Smith had 14 points and seven boards for the Tigers, who hit their first 15 free throws in the second half.

Wendell Green Jr. was scoreless for the first 28 分钟, then hit a pair of 3-pointers in a 25-second span and finished with 11 点数.

Auburn students and fans stand outside Auburn Arena as people camped out for the NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky,  星期六, 一月. 22, 2022, in Auburn, 翼.

Auburn students and fans stand outside Auburn Arena as people camped out for the NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, 星期六, 一月. 22, 2022, in Auburn, 翼. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Oscar Tshiebwe had 16 点数, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots for Kentucky (15-4, 5-2). Kellan Grady made 4 的 7 3-pointers and scored 17 点数. Sahvir Wheeler, Johnson’s former teammate at Georgia, also scored 17 points and had four assists.

老虎队, who trailed by 10 points during the first half, took a 64-52 带头 6:07 剩余的. Johnson hit three free throws after getting fouled on a 3-point shot — as Jaylin Williams and Jabari Smith had earlier in the half.

Grady’s 3-pointer from the right corner cut it to four points with 3:20 玩.

The Wildcats scored 13 consecutive points to build a double-digit lead six minutes into the game. Auburn managed to whittle it down to 33-29 by halftime with back to back dunks by Kessler in the final 38 秒.

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Kentucky was short-handed without Washington and cooled off after a hot start. The Wildcats did shoot 50% (29 的 58).

Auburn made 26 的 44 镜头 (56.8%) to outpace the league’s highest scoring team. The Tigers have won six of the last 11 meetings in a series mostly dominated by Kentucky historically.

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The Tigers are hoping this win, coupled with a blowout of last-place Georgia, will be enough to secure their first No. 1 ranking. Kentucky likely won’t fall far after beating Texas A&M in mid-week.

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Kentucky hosts Mississippi State on Tuesday night.

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