Another night, another impressive performance from the CATS as they push their best start in school history to 27-0 after a 110-75 win over Bruce Pearl and Auburn.
This game was never in doubt as the Cats raced out to a 34-4 lead and never looked back. Auburn didn't see a shot fall until there was a little over 8:00 minutes left in the game. The defense Kentucky played in the first half was the best we've seen all season long. I'm going to get on board with Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio here, if Kentucky plays like they played tonight, NO ONE in the country is going to beat this team... NO ONE.
The second half, the Cats started a little slow, allowing Auburn to score four straight points prompting Cal to call a quick timeout and put in the Blue Platoon. Then things began going the way they went in the first half. Auburn had no answer for whatever Kentucky wanted to do and to Bruce Pearl's credit, he saw it coming. Before the start of the game, he too ESPN that he told his team that it would take a "super human effort" to win this game and you could tell by the tone in his voice that he knew what was coming.
The game was great, as all Kentucky wins are, but the night was really about what happened at halftime. Finally, Tony Delk saw his jersey raised in the rafters for retirement among other Kentucky greats, exactly where it should be. Here are a few pictures from halftime if you didn't get to see it live....
Congratulations to Tony Delk, I can't think of a player that deserves it more. He is a great ambassador for the University of Kentucky and a great person to boot. I've had the pleasure of speaking with Tony on several occasions and he couldn't have been more pleasant.