SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Auburn at Kentucky

Auburn-Kentucky

Auburn visits Kentucky on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a prediction of the game’s final score.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Auburn 0.433 0.301 0.672 387 1153 357 181 138 361
Auburn OPP 0.413 0.326 0.711 294 995 313 186 90 388
Kentucky 0.463 0.337 0.793 269 1042 386 145 147 357
Kentucky OPP 0.387 0.301 0.685 305 915 296 144 89 337

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Statistical Leaders

Auburn Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Samir Doughty Auburn 28 16.1 137 131 47
Isaac Okoro Auburn 25 13.0 116 75 17
J’Von McCormick Auburn 28 11.8 115 67 34
Austin Wiley Auburn 28 10.6 94 110 0
Danjel Purifoy Auburn 27 8.6 75 45 37
Anfernee McLemore Auburn 28 7.2 70 35 26
Devan Cambridge Auburn 28 4.6 48 5 27
Jamal Johnson Auburn 28 3.7 28 22 26
Allen Flanigan Auburn 28 3.1 33 15 5

Auburn Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Austin Wiley Auburn 101 161 262 9.4
Isaac Okoro Auburn 50 64 114 4.6
Anfernee McLemore Auburn 35 90 125 4.5
Danjel Purifoy Auburn 34 87 121 4.5
Samir Doughty Auburn 25 87 112 4.0
J’Von McCormick Auburn 29 84 113 4.0
Allen Flanigan Auburn 22 54 76 2.7
Devan Cambridge Auburn 19 45 64 2.3
Jamal Johnson Auburn 15 24 39 1.4

Kentucky Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Immanuel Quickley Kentucky 27 16.2 125 130 57
Tyrese Maxey Kentucky 28 13.9 136 86 30
Nick Richards Kentucky 28 13.9 148 94 0
Ashton Hagans Kentucky 28 11.8 101 112 16
EJ Montgomery Kentucky 25 6.4 67 25 1
Nate Sestina Kentucky 25 5.6 48 23 20
Keion Brooks Jr. Kentucky 28 4.3 50 17 3
Johnny Juzang Kentucky 25 2.6 23 10 10

Kentucky Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Nick Richards Kentucky 75 147 222 7.9
EJ Montgomery Kentucky 43 94 137 5.5
Tyrese Maxey Kentucky 9 112 121 4.3
Ashton Hagans Kentucky 6 107 113 4.0
Immanuel Quickley Kentucky 15 94 109 4.0
Nate Sestina Kentucky 32 65 97 3.9
Keion Brooks Jr. Kentucky 29 63 92 3.3
Johnny Juzang Kentucky 12 37 49 2.0

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NCAA NET

Auburn: 27

Kentucky: 18

Auburn Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Tyrell Jones G 6′-1″ 170 FR Chicago, IL
1 Jamal Johnson G 6′-4″ 195 SO Birmingham, AL
2 Jaylin Williams F 6′-7″ 230 FR Nahunta, GA
3 Danjel Purifoy F 6′-7″ 230 SR Centreville, AL
4 Javon Franklin F 6′-7″ 218 SO Little Rock, AR
5 J’Von McCormick G 6′-0″ 185 SR New Orleans, LA
10 Samir Doughty G 6′-4″ 195 SR Philadelphia, PA
12 Lior Berman G 6′-4″ 205 FR Birmingham, AL
13 Babatunde Akingbola C 6′-10″ 236 FR Ogun, Nigeria
14 Preston Cook G 6′-4″ 200 SO Auburn, AL
20 Myles Parker F 6′-8″ 200 SO Madison, AL
21 Will Macoy G 6′-4″ 200 SR Birmingham, AL
22 Allen Flanigan G 6′-5″ 200 FR Little Rock, AR
23 Isaac Okoro F 6′-6″ 225 FR Powder Springs, GA
24 Anfernee McLemore F 6′-7″ 220 SR Warwick, GA
33 Chase Maasdorp G 6′-0″ 175 SO Lakewood Ranch, FL
35 Devan Cambridge G 6′-6″ 190 FR Nashville, TN
50 Austin Wiley C 6′-11″ 260 SR Hoover, AL
54 Thomas Collier F 6′-9″ 215 SR Birmingham, AL

Kentucky Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Ashton Hagans G 6′-3″ 198 SO Cartersville, GA
1 Nate Sestina F 6′-9″ 234 SR Emporium, PA
2 Kahlil Whitney F 6′-6″ 210 FR Chicago, IL
3 Tyrese Maxey G 6′-3″ 198 FR Garland, TX
4 Nick Richards F 6′-11″ 247 JR Kingston, Jamaica
5 Immanuel Quickley G 6′-3″ 188 SO Havre De Grace, MD
10 Johnny Juzang G 6′-6″ 214 FR Los Angeles, CA
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 200 FR Falmouth, KY
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 205 FR Fort Wayne, IN
13 Riley Welch G 6′-0″ 185 JR Littleton, CO
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 FR Mount Sterling, KY
21 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 235 FR Lexington, KY
23 EJ Montgomery F 6′-10″ 228 SO Fort Pierce, FL
33 Ben Jordan F 6′-9″ 250 SO Olive Hill, KY

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Scouting Report


This is the biggest game of the year in the SEC. Kentucky (23-5, 13-2) hosting Auburn (24-4, 11-4). The Wildcats lost the earlier meeting in Auburn 75-66. Both of these teams are a lock for the NCAAs but this game is really important for tourney seeding purposes. If Auburn can win this they’ll have a marquee road win to add to their portfolio. That would put some pressure on Kentucky in defending its top spot in the SEC with a date in Gainesville coming up soon to finish of the regular season. Playing at home, Kentucky will probably win this one. Don’t blow off Auburn though. Bruce Pearl is a fighter (like John Calilpari) but probably is the better motivator of the two coaches.

Auburn-Kentucky Prediction

Kentucky 75, Auburn 73


Saturday‘s game tips off at 3:45 p.m. ET (2:45 p.m. CT). TV: CBS.

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