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Vanderbilt vs Kentucky Live
It’s a battle of SEC foes as a team from the Volunteer State travels to face a ranked powerhouse from the Bluegrass State. The Vanderbilt Commodores have a tough task in front of them as they battle the #9 Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday night. Vanderbilt has won four straight and seven of nine after downing Mississippi State 77-48 at home Saturday. Kentucky won their sixth in a row by downing #13 Florida 76-66 at home Saturday in a showdown for first place in the SEC. The Wildcats have won seven of the last 10 meetings, including an 87-81 road win in the first matchup this season January 10.Vanderbilt Commodores Seek Upset Road Win
Vanderbilt blasted Mississippi State to keep their late season charge going in a positive direction. The Commodores improved to 9-7 in the SEC, putting them in a tie for fifth in the conference. Vanderbilt was never really threatened in the game against the Bulldogs, running to a 14 point halftime lead and just pouring it on in the second half to cruise to the easy win. The Commodores shot 47.4 percent from the field in the game and drilled 14 of 29 three point attempts. Vanderbilt was sharp on defense as well: Mississippi State was limited to 29.8 percent from the floor, lost the rebounding battle 36-29 and turned the ball over 17 times. Jeff Roberson led the Commodores with 23 points and seven rebounds in the win.
The Commodores are 220th in the nation in scoring offense with an average of 71.8 points per game. Vanderbilt is 233rd in rebounding as they collect 34.8 boards a night and tied for 182nd with 13.4 assists per game. The Commodores are 85th in the nation in scoring defense as they give up an average of 68.8 points per game. Vanderbilt is shooting 43.6 percent from the floor as a team. The Commodores knock down 10 three point field goals per game and are hitting 38.4 percent from long range. Matthew Fisher-Davis leads the team with 15 points per contest. Luke Kornet averages 13.2 points plus 6.2 rebounds a night while Jeff Roberson contributes 11.1 points and 7.2 boards a game. Riley LaChance (10.1 points, 4.1 assists), Payton Willis, Nolan Cressler and Joe Toye all put up better than five points a game.