SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Auburn

Auburn-Kentucky basketball game preview

Kentucky visits Auburn on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, team ratings, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Kentucky scores an average of 68.2 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 68.7 points per contest. Auburn scores an average of 77.2 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 73.9 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 42.0 30.3 70.4 139 41.5 6.5 6.4 11.4 14.9
Kentucky OPP 41.0 32.8 68.9 127 38.5 6.6 3.4 12.5 12.6
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Auburn 45.6 33.5 65.8 156 42.1 7.2 5.6 15.7 17.5
Auburn OPP 43.3 30.4 69.7 144 39.2 9.3 2.5 12.5 14.9

Key: ORB=Offensive rebounds; RBPG=Rebounds per game; SPG=Steals per game; BPG=Blocked shots per game; APG=Assists per game; TOPG=Turnovers per game.

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Statistical Leaders

SCORING

F.Name L.Name Team PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
Allen Flanigan AUB 13.8 50.0 39.1 74.4
Brandon Boston KEN 12.1 35.6 16.7 79.5
Justin Powell AUB 11.7 42.9 44.2 76.5
Jaylin Williams AUB 10.8 53.3 36.4 50.0
Terrence Clarke KEN 10.7 43.1 22.7 47.1
Olivier Sarr KEN 10.7 48.3 40.0 72.7
Jamal Johnson AUB 10.6 39.3 36.1 71.4
Davion Mintz KEN 9.8 38.7 35.3 64.3

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
Brandon Boston KEN 15 1.4
Devin Askew KEN 12 1.1
Davion Mintz KEN 12 1.1
Jaylin Williams AUB 14 1.1
Justin Powell AUB 9 0.9
Jamal Johnson AUB 11 0.8

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 35 3.2
Jaylin Williams AUB 18 1.4
Olivier Sarr KEN 14 1.3
Babatunde Akingbola AUB 15 1.2
Dylan Cardwell AUB 11 0.8
JT Thor AUB 11 0.8
Lance Ware KEN 7 0.7
Devan Cambridge AUB 6 0.5
Dontaie Allen KEN 3 0.4

REBOUNDS

F.Name DREBs REBs RPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 49 78 7.1
Justin Powell AUB 52 61 6.1
Olivier Sarr KEN 40 61 5.5
Brandon Boston KEN 37 58 5.3
Allen Flanigan AUB 50 66 5.1
Jaylin Williams AUB 43 57 4.4
Dylan Cardwell AUB 29 53 4.1
JT Thor AUB 37 53 4.1

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Kentucky vs. Auburn Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 95-21.

College Basketball Ratings

Source Kentucky Auburn
NCAA NET 100 92
Sagarin 53 62
ESPN BPI 66 95
Ken Pomeroy 52 74
Massey Composite 73 92

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 194 SO
2 Devin Askew G 6′-3″ 198 FR
3 Brandon Boston Jr. G 6′-7″ 185 FR
5 Terrence Clarke G 6′-7″ 194 FR
10 Davion Mintz G 6′-3″ 196 SR
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 198 FR
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 205 SO
13 Riley Welch G 6′-0″ 185 SR
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 SO
20 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 215 SO
21 Cam’Ron Fletcher F 6′-6″ 215 FR
23 Isaiah Jackson F 6′-10″ 206 FR
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 145 FR
30 Olivier Sarr F 7′-0″ 237 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 223 FR

Auburn Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Tyrell Jones G 6′-1″ 195 SO
1 Jamal Johnson G 6′-4″ 195 JR
2 Sharife Cooper G 6′-1″ 180 FR
4 Javon Franklin F 6′-7″ 220 JR
5 Chris Moore F 6′-6″ 240 FR
10 JT Thor F 6′-10″ 205 FR
12 Lior Berman G 6′-4″ 215 SO
13 Babatunde Akingbola C 6′-10″ 245 SO
14 Preston Cook G 6′-4″ 205 JR
20 Ty Cressman F 6′-7″ 244 SO
20 Carter Sobera G 6′-5″ 187 FR
22 Allen Flanigan G 6′-6″ 215 SO
23 Jaylin Williams F 6′-8″ 230 SO
24 Justin Powell G 6′-6″ 205 FR
25 Chandler Leopard G 6′-3″ 195 SO
33 Chase Maasdorp G 6′-0″ 175 SO
35 Devan Cambridge G 6′-6″ 215 SO
44 Dylan Cardwell C 6′-11″ 250 FR

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Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Morehead State 45 Kentucky 81
11/29/2020 Richmond 76 Kentucky 64
12/1/2020 Kansas 65 Kentucky 62
12/6/2020 Kentucky 62 Georgia Tech 79
12/12/2020 Notre Dame 64 Kentucky 63
12/15/2020 Detroit Mercy PPD Kentucky PPD
12/19/2020 North Carolina 75 Kentucky 63
12/26/2020 Kentucky 59 Louisville 62
12/29/2020 South Carolina PPD Kentucky PPD
1/2/2021 Kentucky 78 Mississippi St 73
1/5/2021 Vanderbilt 74 Kentucky 77
1/9/2021 Kentucky 76 Florida 58
1/12/2021 Alabama 85 Kentucky 65
1/16/2021 Kentucky Auburn
1/20/2021 Kentucky Georgia
1/23/2021 LSU Kentucky
1/26/2021 Kentucky Alabama
1/30/2021 Texas Kentucky
2/2/2021 Kentucky Missouri
2/6/2021 Tennessee Kentucky
2/9/2021 Arkansas Kentucky
2/13/2021 Auburn Kentucky
2/17/2021 Kentucky Vanderbilt
2/20/2021 Kentucky Tennessee
2/23/2021 Texas A&M Kentucky
2/27/2021 Florida Kentucky
3/2/2021 Kentucky Ole Miss

Auburn Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/26/2020 Auburn 96 Saint Joseph’s 91
11/27/2020* Auburn 67 Gonzaga 90
11/30/2020 Auburn 55 UCF 63
12/4/2020 South Alabama 81 Auburn 90
12/12/2020 Memphis 71 Auburn 74
12/15/2020 Texas Southern 63 Auburn 80
12/19/2020 Troy 41 Auburn 77
12/22/2020 Appalachian St 53 Auburn 67
12/30/2020 Arkansas 97 Auburn 85
1/2/2021 Auburn 66 Texas A&M 68
1/6/2021 Auburn 61 Ole Miss 72
1/9/2021 Alabama 94 Auburn 90
1/13/2021 Auburn 95 Georgia 77
1/16/2021 Kentucky Auburn
1/20/2021 Auburn Arkansas
1/23/2021 Auburn South Carolina
1/26/2021 Missouri Auburn
1/30/2021 Auburn Baylor
2/2/2021 Georgia Auburn
2/6/2021 Ole Miss Auburn
2/9/2021 Auburn Vanderbilt
2/13/2021 Auburn Kentucky
2/16/2021 Mississippi St Auburn
2/20/2021 Auburn LSU
2/23/2021 Florida Auburn
2/27/2021 Tennessee Auburn
3/2/2021 Auburn Alabama

Auburn Arena
Auburn Arena

Injuries and Suspensions

Kentucky

[G] 01/12/2021 – Terrence Clarke is “?” (Ankle)

Auburn

[G] 01/13/2021 – Justin Powell is “?” (Concussion)

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky-Auburn Prediction

Kentucky 76, Auburn 68


Saturday‘s game tips off at 2:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN.

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