Talking points and key numbers from Kentucky's 91-67 victory over Auburn on Saturday in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Nashville:
■ With a tired Auburn team missing two suspended starters against undefeated Kentucky, this may have been the biggest mismatch in the history of a major college tournament semifinal.
■ While at Memphis and Tennessee, John Calipari and Bruce Pearl developed quite a "feisty" rivalry. Here's a hunch the same is going to happen in the SEC.
■ Are you ready for the SEC Tournament to end, so the Big Dance can begin?
■ This could be pivotal later: The Cats are becoming an outstanding free throw shooting team. Against Auburn, they hit 30 of 35.
■ Karl-Anthony Towns did not even make a field goal (he attempted one) yet Kentucky won easily.
■ Auburn could not contest Willie Cauley-Stein's size, but making seven of nine shots could still boost his confidence at a time he says he wants to prove he is more than just a defensive player.
NUMBERS DON'T LIE
■ With its two tallest players suspended, Auburn had no starter as tall as Kentucky's shortest.
■ There was six minutes left in the game before Karl-Anthony Towns attempted a field goal.
■ The teams shot 69 free throws.
■ The game was 31/2 minutes old before UK missed a shot (four field goals, five free throws).
■ At the 11:51 mark of the first half, 15 fouls were called.
■ Less than seven minutes into the game, the Harrison twins had 13 points.
■ Auburn made seven field goals (in 25 attempts) and 14 free throws in the first half.
■ In the first half, Tyler Ulis led UK with four rebounds. He finished with five rebounds and six assists.
■ KT Harrell, who averaged 24 points over the his previous five games, did not make a field goal in six first-half attempts. He finished 1-for-12 shooting.
■ UK had 10 assists in the first half, Auburn one.
■ Six Cats had two fouls in the first half.
■ In the first half, the teams combined to hit 27 of 32 foul shots.
Kentucky plays for the SEC Tournament title Sunday at 1 p.m. (ESPN) against the winner of the Georgia-Arkansas game. The Cats had two tough games with Georgia — winning 69-58 in Rupp Arena and 72-64 in Athens in a game that was much closer than the score. UK beat Arkansas 84-67 in Rupp Arena. UK has won the tournament 27 times. Georgia has won it twice, Arkansas once.