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Kyle Wiltjer's 14 points lead 5 in double figures, Kentucky beats Auburn 72-62

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    South Carolina's Josh Wallace,left, pressures Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein (15) as he tries to get the ball to Jarrod Polson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Kentucky defeated South Carolina 77-55. (AP Photo/James Crisp) (The Associated Press)

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    Auburns's Noel Johnson, middle, looks for an opening between Kentucky's Ryan Harrow (12) and Julius Mays during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/James Crisp) (The Associated Press)

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    Auburn's Noel Johnson, right, shoots under pressure from Kentucky's Kyle Wiltjer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/James Crisp) (The Associated Press)

Kyle Wiltjer's 14 points led five Kentucky players in double figures as the Wildcats outlasted Auburn 72-62 Saturday for their fifth straight win.

Though tighter than the Wildcats' 75-53 beating of the Tigers three weeks ago at Auburn, the victory provided their longest winning streak this season and some momentum before Tuesday's Southeastern Conference showdown at first-place Florida. The Wildcats (17-6, 8-2) began the day a game behind the Gators.

Kentucky survived physical and sometimes chippy play by Auburn, which saw center Rob Chubb and backup Asauhn Dixon-Tatum foul out. The Wildcats made 26 of 38 free throws to beat Auburn for the 15th straight time.

Ryan Harrow and Willie Cauley-Stein each added 12 points, while Julius Mays and Nerlens Noel had 10 apiece. Noel added 11 rebounds for his third straight double-double but blocked his only shot in the final minutes.

Chris Denson's 15 points led Auburn (9-14, 3-7).