Kentucky Puts Away Auburn, 75-53

01/19/2013 10:47 PM

The UK basketball team seemed to put away some of the uncertainty surrounding it after three inconsistent games in SEC play, running away from Auburn 75-53 Saturday night.

The Cats received a boost from sophomore Kyle Wiltjer, starting in place of the injured Willie Cauley-Stein, who did not make the trip. Wiltjer finished with a team-high 17 points and added four rebounds and five assists. Freshman Nerlens Noel, the team’s most consistent player this season, again filled the stat sheet with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 7 blocks – despite battling foul trouble in the first half. Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Ryan Harrow all added 12 points.

Be sure to check out KSTV Tuesday at as we preview the Alabama game.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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