It had been a while since Kentucky blew out a team, and boy, did they do that in a big way last night on the road against the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Vanderbilt took a 5-4 lead less than four minutes into the game before the Wildcats took control and never relinquished the lead throughout the rest of the contest, finishing in an 87-52 victory that felt like it should have been an even wider margin.
Kentucky put together arguably one of its best offensive and defensive performances in the victory, shooting north of 55 percent from the floor including knocking down 10-17 three pointers. On the other end, the Wildcats held Vandy to 37 percent shooting on the night and forced 20 turnovers.
Last night was a big win for the Cats, no matter Vanderbilt’s record. Going on the road in the SEC is never an easy task, and the Commodores almost knocked off #1 Tennessee in Nashville just last week. Now, they must carry that momentum forward into their trip to Gainesville for their first meeting of the season with the Florida Gators, who host Ole Miss tonight after falling short against TCU over the weekend in an ugly 55-50 contest.
Tweets of the Day
Kentucky's defense the last 6 games: 57.7 points per game allowed, 36.2% field goal percentage defense, 30.2% 3-point field goal percentage defense, +8.5 rebounding margin per game— Corey Price (@coreyp08) January 30, 2019
Looks pretty good to me.
Kentucky has made Vandy basketball less interesting than Jane Austen pic.twitter.com/J5bmZd83vB— Cam Newton (@morrisoncrying) January 30, 2019
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