LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky playing Auburn for the second time this season after beating the Tigers on the road 82-80.
The Wildcats started E.J. Montgomery in the place of injured forward Travis Reid. But, it was a collective effort in the first half.
P.J. Washington was feeling it early by hitting three pointers. He had four of them in the first half. In fact, UK beat Auburn at its own game in the first half as the Wildcats hit 9-of-17 three pointers. Meantime, Auburn struggled behind the arc going just 4-13.
Washington led the way at the break with 14 points while Herro added 13. As for the big guys, Montgomery played 8 minutes with 2 points and 3 rebounds. Nick Richards played 12 minutes with 2 points, a rebound and assist.
UK would lead at the half 45-31.