No. 2 Kentucky fights off Auburn

No. 2 Kentucky fights off Auburn

Published Jan. 16, 2010 12:00 a.m. ET

John Wall hit two free throws with 8.9 seconds left to help No. 2 Kentucky remain unbeaten with a 72-67 victory over Auburn on Saturday.

The Wildcats (18-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) had a 13-point halftime lead wiped out and the freshman star had an uncharacteristically shaky game with seven turnovers. But his clutch foul shots secured coach John Calipari's 52nd consecutive victory in a regular-season conference game at Memphis and Kentucky, breaking Adolph Rupp's NCAA record.

DeWayne Reed cut Kentucky's lead to 70-67 with two free throws with 1:08 left, then Eric Bledsoe missed an open 3-pointer and the ball went out of bounds to the Tigers (9-9, 0-3) with 37 seconds to play.

Reed missed a 3 and the Wildcats' DeAndre Liggins grabbed the rebound and was fouled. Kentucky inbounded the ball to Wall who was quickly fouled with 8.9 seconds left.