Where to Watch Kentucky at Vanderbilt

The Kentucky Wildcats (9-4) travel to Nashville to play the Vanderbilt Commodores (6-6) at 9pm on ESPN.

The announcers for tonight’s game are Rece Davis and Bobby Knight.

Kentucky is favored by 12.5.

Here is background on tonight’s game:

Kentucky owns a 136-45 record in the all time series, including a 53-27 mark against the Commodores in Nashville.

Vanderbilt’s ranking among the 347 Division I basketball playing schools in terms of experience on the roster by kenpom.com. Kentucky is even less experienced with a ranking of 339.

Kentucky is 153-79 all-time when playing in the Volunteer State. This will mark the first of two appearances in the state this season as UK will also travel to Tennessee on Feb. 16.

The Commodore’ top six scorers must be replaced from a year ago, and 88% of its total scoring output. Kedren Johnson was the team’s leading returning scorer at 3.1 points per contest.

Kevin Stallings’ team sports a pair of double-figurer scorers in Kedren Johnson (16.6) and Kyle Fuller (11.9). Johnson has also knocked down a team-high 27 3-pointers on the year. Kevin Bright is tops on the team on the boards with 77 snagged on the season.

Kentucky is 61-18 in SEC openers and has won 22 of its last 25 conference lid lifters.

The Commodores are 5-0 on the season when outshooting their opponents from the floor.

PROJECTED STARTERS*

Kentucky Wildcats
P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
F 3 Nerlens Noel 10.3 9.3 3.5^
• Named ESPN’s Defensive Player of the Month
G 10 Archie Goodwin 15.8 5.2 3.8
• Scored in double-figures in all but two games
G 12 Ryan Harrow 9.0 2.2 3.4
• Had a season-high 8 assists vs. EMU
F 15 Willie Cauley-Stein 7.8 5.9 2.1^
• SEC Freshman of the Week (1/7)
F 22 Alex Poythress 14.0 6.3 0.6^
• Logged team-high 16 points vs. EMU

Vanderbilt Commodores
P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
F 00 Rod Odom 9.6 4.2 0.8^
• Had 12 points and 5 rebs in last game
G 2 Kedren Johnson 16.6 3.9 2.7
• Team’s leading scorer
G 11 Kyle Fuller 11.9 2.9 2.6
• One of two players to average double-figure points
G 15 Kevin Bright 6.6 6.4 1.3
• Leading rebounder
F 34 Shelby Moats 3.5 3.2 1.2
• Had a season-high 5 rebounds vs. Butler
*-Based on previous game’s starters; ^-blocks; ~-steals