Cats trounce Tigers, advance to SEC Championship

03/14/2015 03:19 PM

Willie Cauley-Stein tallied 18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, and several monster slams to lead No. 1 Kentucky to an easy 91-67 victory over Auburn on Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference Championship game in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kentucky (33-0) jumped out to a 26-10 lead only 10 minutes into the first half and never looked back. The Wildcats had five players score in double figures while shooting 56% from the field (27-48) and 50% from three (7-14) for the game.

No. 13 seed Auburn (15-19) won three games in three days, including a dramatic 73-70 OT upset of No. 4 seed LSU on Friday night, to reach the semifinals but struggled to find the mark against the Wildcats’ vaunted defense, shooting just 33% for the game.

Kentucky advances to Sunday’s championship game at 1:00 p.m. ET and will play the winner of the second semifinal between Georgia and Arkansas.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Subscribe to email updates.

Subscribe and get the latest KSTV Sports info delivered to your inbox.

TWEETS ABOUT KSTV and #BBN