Kentucky has only put back-to-back wins together once this season.
That’s a weird thing to say, but nevertheless, here we are and Kentucky has a chance to do that tonight as they take the floor in Nashville against the Vanderbilt Commodores.
The Commodores sit in last place in the SEC, at 2-8 in the conference and 6-10 overall. However, the Commodores are coming off a dominant 72-51 win over Mississippi State on Saturday.
The Commodores came out firing from three-point land on Saturday, knocking down 10 threes in the first half on their way to victory.
Of course, that last win streak Kentucky had included a win over Vanderbilt in Lexington. In that win, Olivier Sarr made a living at the free throw line, knocking down 14/17 from the line and Davion Mintz hit a clutch three-pointer with a minute to go.
Kentucky is fighting for position in the SEC Tournament and a win could move the Cats to 6-8 in conference, good for 8th in the conference.
Tweet of the Day
Most valuable Centers in football last season (per PFF Wins Above Average):— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 16, 2021
1. Landon Dickerson, Alabama
2. Drake Jackson, Kentucky
3. Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma pic.twitter.com/lXEcmNpCth
More praise for Drake Jackson.
Both teams are coming off wins.
Next year’s team could really use his shooting.
He could be a good fit with the 2021 class in Lexington.
It seems unlikely this will affect his draft stock though.
Zach Lavine or Bradley Beal could be on the move.
This could be problematic to enforce.
The safe bet is on one of these two.