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Kentucky Remains Purr-Fect

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - John Wall hit two free throws with 8.9

seconds left to help No. 2 Kentucky remain unbeaten with a 72-67

victory over Auburn on Saturday.

The Wildcats (18-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) had a 13-point

halftime lead wiped out and the freshman star had an

uncharacteristically shaky game with seven turnovers. But his

clutch foul shots secured coach John Calipari's 52nd consecutive

victory in a regular-season conference game at Memphis and

Kentucky, breaking Adolph Rupp's NCAA record.

DeWayne Reed cut Kentucky's lead to 70-67 with two free throws

with 1:08 left, then Eric Bledsoe missed an open 3-pointer and the

ball went out of bounds to the Tigers (9-9, 0-3) with 37 seconds to

play.

Reed missed a 3 and the Wildcats' DeAndre Liggins grabbed the

rebound and was fouled. Kentucky inbounded the ball to Wall who was

quickly fouled with 8.9 seconds left.

 

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