Looking at the 68-53 final score you think that this game went as it was supposed to. That couldn't be farther from reality. Kentucky (16-1, 2-0 SEC) was out hustled, out rebounded, and outplayed in the paint by Auburn (10-6, 0-2 SEC) for 30 minutes. Trailing 47-45 with 10:52 remaining, Kentucky relied on a late 13-2 run to put the game away.
Calipari screams to his young team that every road game is the other team's Super Bowl. This would hold true again as the Tony Barbee's club held the Wildcats to 40.4 percent (23-57) shooting. "They wanted it worse than we did," said Calipari. "They played with a desire that we didn't have .
The Cats were led by Anthony Davis and Doron Lamb who each had 14 points. Rob Chubb led Auburn with 14 points, missing all 3 of his 2nd half field goals.
The road will get no easier as the Cats roll into Knoxville this Saturday at 12:00 for a border war with Cuonzo Martin's Tennessee Vols.