The Gators’ lineup, chock full of upperclassmen, pushed together a 16-6 run in the final six minutes to stay undefeated in the SEC and defeat the Cats 69-59 on Saturday in front of the sixth-largest crowd in arena history.
UK held Auburn University to 33 percent shooting and dominated the rebounding margin in its 64-56 victory at Auburn Arena. Here are five highlights from Wednesday’s game:
The Cats have four games to finish the month of February after Wednesday’s game at Auburn, all against teams in the official RPI top 80.
Head coach Rick Ray came to Starkville, Miss., knowing that the program had neither the talent nor the numbers to compete immediately with the best teams in the SEC. Last season was the first since 1986-87 in which the Bulldogs (10-22, 4-14 SEC) did not earn more than 10 victories.