Auburn Falls to #2 Kentucky

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Anthony Davis and Doron Lamb scored 14

points apiece, and No. 2 Kentucky finished an uneven performance

with a flourish to beat Auburn 68-53 Wednesday night.

The Wildcats (16-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) had a 23-6

closing run for their second straight 15-point league win. They

didn't take a double-digit lead over the Tigers (10-6, 0-2) until

Davis scored on an alley-oop pass from Lamb with 1:31 left.

Kentucky has won the last 13 meetings and 27 of 28 against the


But a team coached by John Calipari protDegDe Tony Barbee held the

Wildcats to 40.4 percent (23 of 57) shooting. Auburn held its own

with a formidable frontcourt, outrebounding Kentucky 35-29.

Marquis Teague and Terrence Jones each had 12 points for the


Rob Chubb led Auburn with 14 points and eight rebounds, but

missed all three of his shots in the second half.