UK routs Auburn, stays unbeaten

Lexington, KY ( - Kentucky's pursuit to perfection was never challenged on Saturday night.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the top-ranked Wildcats cruised to a 110-75 win over Auburn.

Aaron Harrison netted 18 points, while Dakari Johnson added 13 points and six boards for Kentucky (27-0, 14-0 SEC), which has beaten Auburn 17 straight times.

Antoine Mason led the Tigers (12-15, 4-10) with 29 points.

The Wildcats raced out to a 23-2 start and never looked back. Seven Kentucky players scored in the first eight minutes, with Devin Booker's 3-pointer staking it to its early 21-point bulge.

UK led 52-26 at the break, shooting 61.8 percent (21-of-34) from the floor and holding a 26-10 rebounding advantage over the opening 20 minutes.

The Wildcats cruised to the easy triumph in the second half.

Game Notes

Kentucky improved to 46-2 all-time against Auburn in Lexington ... Andrew Harrison posted 12 points and nine assists and Booker provided 11 points ... The Wildcats shot 64.7 percent (44-of-68) from the field.