No. 2 Auburn vs. No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball video highlights, final score

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The Auburn and Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball teams meet in a Southeastern Conference contest on Saturday, Jan. 22.

Auburn defeated Kentucky 80-71.

Auburn, ranked No. 2 in the Ferris Mowers Men's Basketball Coaches Poll powered by USA Today Sports, improved to 18-1 overall and 7-0 in the SEC. No. 12-ranked Kentucky went to 15-4 overall and 5-2 in the SEC.

Check out the top plays from the game.

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Auburn's Walker Kessler dunk, Wendell Green Jr. lob

Auburn center Walker Kessler dunked on a lob pass from Wendell Green Jr. with 9:52 left in the second half. Kessler's dunk put Auburn up 56-47 vs. Kentucky.

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Auburn's Wendell Green Jr. 3-pointer

Auburn guard Wendell Green Jr. hit a right-wing 3-pointer with 11:53 left in the second half. Green's basket put Auburn up 48-45 vs. Kentucky.

Auburn's Devan Cambridge dunk

Auburn forward Devan Cambridge got a fast-break dunk off an assist from Wendell Green Jr. with 13:58 left in the second half. Cambridge's basket put Auburn up 45-40 vs. Kentucky.

Auburn's K.D. Johnson basket

Auburn guard K.D. Johnson drove for a basket with 16:11 left in the second half. Johnson's basket tied the game 38-38 with Kentucky.

Auburn's Walker Kessler lob dunk

Auburn guard Wendell Green Jr. threw a lob pass to center Walker Kessler for a dunk with 5 seconds left in the first half. Kessler's dunk cut the Kentucky lead to 33-29.

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UK's Jacob Toppin steal, dunk

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin stole the ball from Walker Kessler and took it for a dunk with 1:14 left in the first half. Toppin's dunk put Kentucky up 33-25 vs. Auburn.

Auburn's Walker Kessler dunk

Auburn center Walker Kessler dunked on a lob pass from Allen Flanigan with 8:02 left in the first half. Kessler's dunk cut the Kentucky lead to 25-18.

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Auburn's Jabari Smith 3-pointer

Auburn forward Jabari Smith hit a left-wing 3-pointer with 11:02 left in the first half. Smith's 3-pointer cut the Kentucky lead to 19-16.

UK's Oscar Tshiebwe dunk

Kentucky Wildcats center Oscar Tshiebwe dunk on an assist from Tyty Washington with 19:38 left in the first half. Tshiebwe's dunk put Kentucky up 2-0 vs. Auburn.

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Auburn coach Bruce Pearl hypes fans

Auburn men's basketball head coach Bruce Pearl gets fans excited prior to playing the Kentucky Wildcats.

Here's more Kentucky, Auburn men's basketball news:

Auburn Tigers guard Wendell Green Jr. (1) drives the ball as Auburn Tigers men's basketball takes on Kentucky Wildcats at Auburn Arena in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Kentucky Wildcats lead Auburn Tigers 33-29 at halftime.
Auburn Tigers guard Wendell Green Jr. (1) drives the ball as Auburn Tigers men's basketball takes on Kentucky Wildcats at Auburn Arena in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Kentucky Wildcats lead Auburn Tigers 33-29 at halftime.

John Calipari is the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball head coach. Bruce Pearl is the Auburn men's basketball head coach.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.

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