John Calipari and his young Cats will roll into Auburn tonight sporting a 15-1 record with the hopes of correcting last year's road woes. With all the accomplishments of Cal's Cats last season it seems easy to forget about the 2-6 record. "I dont know. Let's play the games," Calipari said. " I know last year we were 2-6. I also know at the end of the year we were the best team in the country. We learned along the way. This team has a lot of learning to do right now."
The good news is the Cats will get to ease in to this road schedule with Auburn, who is 10-5, 0-1. The Tigers haven't been beaten at home this season and boast wins over McNeese St, Kennesaw St, Nicholls St, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, South Florida, and Bethune Cookman. The Tigers are most recently coming off of a 65-35 road thrashing at the hands of Vandy.
This Kentucky engine is powered by the three-headed Freshman monster of Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Marquis Teague. Collectively they average a cool 37.1 PPG and 20.8 RPG. On top of that you can add another 4.6 BPG for Davis.
The Tigers are coached by Tony Barbee who was a player under Calipari at U. Mass and an assistant at Memphis. Barbee enjoyed success at UTEP before making his transition to the SEC. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm.