Where to Watch Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt

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The Kentucky Wildcats (17-8, 8-4) host the Vanderbilt Commodores (10-14, 4-8) in Rupp Arena at 8pm on the SEC Network.

The announcers for tonight’s game are Clay Matvick and Joe Dean Jr.

Kentucky is currently an 11 point favorite.

Here is background on tonight’s game:

The Commodores have won two of their last three including a 63-56 triumph over Texas A&M on Saturday. Kedren Johnson leads two players in double-figure scoring at a 13.7 points per game clip. Guard Kevin Bright leads the team in rebounding with 133 on the season and an average of 5.5 per outing.

Vanderbilt’s ranking among the 347 Division I basketball playing schools in terms of experience on the roster by kenpom.com. Kentucky is ranked 337th in terms of experience.

Kentucky owns a 137-45 record in the alltime series, including a 76-14 mark against the Commodores in Lexington. Kentucky has won four of the last five meetings between the two teams.

Of Vanderbilt’s eight league losses this season, one has gone to overtime (Ole Miss), one was by four points (Alabama, led by 11 with seven minutes to go), one was by two points (Kentucky), and a pair of games by one point (at Tennessee, at LSU).

Comparing the Teams
Stat UK VU
Points 74.4 59.1
Opp. points 63.8 60.3
Rebounds 38.2 32.2
Opp rebounds 33.7 33.9
Off. Rebounds 11.4 9.2
FG % .481 .412
Opp FG% .389 .411
3-Pt. % .363 .354
Opp. 3-Pt. % .318 .319
FT % .650 .607
Opp. FT % .704 .712
Fouls 16.9 15.8
Assists 14.3 11.6
Turnovers 13.4 13.3
Opp. Turnovers 12.7 12.4
Blocks 7.3 3.6
Steals 6.3 5.5

PROJECTED STARTERS*
Kentucky Wildcats
P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
G 5 Jarrod Polson 2.7 1.5 0.9
• Scored career-high 11 points at Tennessee
G 10 Archie Goodwin 13.6 4.5 3.2
• Started every game this season, team’s leading scorer
F 15 Willie Cauley-Stein 7.5 5.3 1.4^
• Has scored in dbl-figs in three of last four games
F 33 Kyle Wiltjer 11.8 4.6 1.7
• Scored a team-high 18 points at Tennessee
G 34 Julius Mays 9.4 2.8 3.0
• Scored in double-figures in five-straight games

Vanderbilt Commodores
P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
F 0 Rod Odom 10.2 4.3 0.9
• Had 19 points and 7 rebs. vs. Texas A&M
G 2 Kedren Johnson 13.7 4.3 0.9
• Team’s leading scorer
G 15 Kevin Bright 6.3 5.5 1.3
• Leads the team with 133 rebounds
G 24 Dai-Jon Parker 6.6 3.3 1.5
• Started 10 of 16 games played
F 34 Shelby Moats 3.2 2.9 0.8
• Started nine games this season

*-Based on previous game’s starters; ^-blocks; ~-steals

About Scott Anderson

I love covering the Kentucky Wildcats and even though I can't cheer on the outside when I go to games now, I am definitely cheering on the inside. You can follow me at @SAndersonNOB on twitter.

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