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ESPN 680 Podcast from UK’s Victory over Vanderbilt

Lachlan McLean and I discuss an ugly win, but a win in Nashville.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Vanderbilt Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Yikes. The Kentucky Wildcats struggled to put away a pesky Vanderbilt Commodore team at Memorial Gym in Nashville. John Calipari’s team struggled with early foul trouble after going on a 9-0 run to start the game. They never fully recovered after both De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk had to sit most of the first half.

But they improve to 4-0 in the SEC and are looking to extend their league winning streak before welcoming in a possible number one team in a couple of weeks.

Here is what we discussed:

  • De’Aaron Fox and Isaiah Briscoe save the day
  • Monk struggled but was clutch in the end
  • What in the world was with that defense?
  • Derek Wills and Wenyen Gabriel was less than great
  • The bench has been disappointing and a non-factor
  • Can we learn anything from this game?
  • John Calipari’s postgame press conference
  • What does UK need to do in order to cut down the nets?
  • Why do they continue to forget about Bam Adebayo?
  • How in the world did they not foul out Luke Kornet?
  • UK makes mediocre point guards look like All-Americans
  • A caller is not the biggest Derek Willis fan
  • The Vandy fans suck and so do their athletic facilities

That last point represents me going off on a bit of a rant about all things Vanderbilt. Now the ‘Cats look to face a bad Auburn team at home on Saturday at 4:00 PM. Join us on ESPN 680 or stream it online or on iHeartRadio.