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
Instant analysis of Kentucky’s victory - Herald Leader
A look at who’s up and who’s down after a dominating win.
Kentucky throttles Vanderbilt - Cats Pause
Everything was going Kentucky’s way in Nashville.
Vanderbilt falls hard to Kentucky - The Tennesseean
In case you wanted to get more of a Vanderbilt perspective
What we learned from Kentucky’s win - Courier Journal
Can we say PJ has finally turned the corner?
Kentucky Softball ranked top 15 to start the season - UK Athletics
It is shaping up to be a solid season for UK Softball despite a tough schedule.
Woj: Pelicans in no rush to trade Davis - ESPN
The report says that New Orleans won’t make a deal before the deadline unless an overwhelming offer comes through.
The pros and cons of dealing Anthony Davis now - The Ringer
The Pelicans will have to make a decision on when they will deal Davis as his future in New Orleans looks bleak.
De’Aaron Fox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander selected for Rising Stars Game - ESPN
Fox will play on the USA team, while SGA will appear on the World team.
The Basketball Tournament coming to Lexington - Herald Leader
There will be a team of former Wildcats competing (names coming later).
New ideas being floated for college football overtime rules - Associated Press
It seems that changes could be coming to the current OT rules.
Brandin Cooks gives SB tickets to team janitor - Yahoo
Awesome gesture by Cooks.
In the NFL, adding suffixes to names on jerseys is deeper than you think - Yahoo
A cool look at the stories behind players who have suffixes with their names.