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Kentucky, Auburn both short on players

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn and Kentucky both enter Wednesday night's game with injury and depth problems.

But Tigers coach Jeff Lebo says not all short-handed teams are created equal.

The Wildcats (10-9, 4-2) have won three straight Southeastern Conference games, including an upset of No. 7 Tennessee.

The Tigers (12-8, 2-5) have dropped three in a row, and have enjoyed little success against Kentucky. The Wildcats have won the last eight meetings and 22 of the last 23.

The last Auburn win in the series came in 2000.

Kentucky guard Ramel Bradley sustained a concussion in Saturday's win at Georgia, and had a viral infection last week. Coach Billy Gillispie says Bradley's status is uncertain for the game.

He said guard Jodie Meeks is doubtful with a hip injury that sidelined him for the Georgia win. No. 2 scorer Joe Crawford sat out the end of the game with severe cramps and had a foot injury last week.

Auburn has only seven scholarship players.

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