UK and Auburn to play despite the potential of more snow

History holds no favors for Auburn in Rupp Arena as an inexperienced Tigers squad travels to Lexington Ky. on Saturday in a game that’s predicted to be just as ugly as the weather outside.

No. 1 UK faces an Auburn team that has lost 18 straight at Rupp and sits on the wrong side of .500.

Under first year head coach Bruce Pearl, the Tigers are 12-14 and face the banner carrier of the SEC. A task that will be all the more difficult as Auburn has no starter taller than 6-foot-8; while UK has a 7-footer and two 6-foot-11 forwards.

Under Pearl, Auburn has struggled on the season with inconsistency, but has a core of three starters that helped the Tigers upset an LSU team on the road, a team which took UK to the wire.

The core of KT Harrell (17.9 ppg), Antoine Mason (14.9 ppg) and Cinmeon Bowers (13.1 ppg), give Auburn three Top 15 scorers in the SEC, the only such school to accomplish that feat.

Coming off a lopsided victory in Knoxville against Tennessee on Tuesday, UK looks to add to a historic season against an Auburn team that has won back-to-back SEC road games. The Tigers, however, have won only two of their last nine games, a talking point that will play into the mindset of Auburn when it faces the length and defensive ability of UK.

In other news, UK Athletics Hall of Famer, Tony Delk, will has his jersey hung in the rafters during halftime.

Game time is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in Rupp Arena, despite potential inclement weather conditions.