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40 Days to Tip-Off - Chris Denson

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10 days Down, 40 days to go!! Today, we look back at the 2014 version of Auburn-Kentucky.

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Chris Denson returns to the countdown today as we’ve reach 40 days until Auburn Basketball returns to the court! In today’s countdown, we look back at Denson’s game in his senior season against the Kentucky Wildcats.

Total Points: 26

Date: February 12, 2014

Opponent: #14 Kentucky

Final Score: Kentucky 64 Auburn 56

This Kentucky team featured Julius Randle, Willie Cauley-Stein, and the Harrison Brothers, Andrew and Aaron. Kentucky led 28-22 at halftime and Chris had 9 points for Auburn. He did most of his damage in the 2nd half, scoring 17 of his 26 points for the game in the 2nd half. Denson certainly did his part to give Auburn a chance to pull the upset. He did so on 8-18 shooting, 1-3 from the 3-point line and 9-11 from the free-throw line. Auburn led this game by 3 with 10 minutes left but like several games in the 2013-2014 season, the Tigers couldn’t close it out. This game was part of an 18 game losing streak to Kentucky but would be the last time Kentucky won in Auburn until this past season. The 8 point loss was a vast improvement over the previous year’s 75-53 loss that was played in Auburn. This group of Tigers played the SEC’s best teams pretty tough. In 4 SEC games against ranked opponents, Auburn lost by 2, 8, 7 and 5 points respectively.

Tomorrow, at #39 we will take a visit to the 2010 SEC Tournament.