Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt: Full Game Preview

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Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt: Full Game Preview
Kentucky
(9-4, 0-3 away)
Vanderbilt
(6-6, 4-4 home)
Venue: Memorial Gym (TN)
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Kentucky A Goodwin 15.6 N Noel 9.1 A Goodwin 3.8
Vanderbilt K Johnson 16.7 K Bright 6.5 K Johnson 2.9

Comparing team stats, Kentucky looks to have an edge in three significant categories. One concern is blocked shots, a key defensive component, in which the Wildcats hold the advantage over the Commodores, seven per game to three per game. Additionally, Kentucky has an edge over Vanderbilt in scoring, 77 points per game to 59 points per game. And lastly, the Wildcats have the edge in rebounding, 39 per game to 32 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Kentucky is strong in effective field goal percentage at 54.1. This is good enough for 2nd in the conference and 27th in the nation.

Kentucky StatSmack

  • Kedren Johnson is ranked 9th in the SEC in points and 5th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • Vanderbilt beat Kentucky by 7 points the last time they played (Mar 11, 2012).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Vanderbilt currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (971 to 963) than Kentucky, per the NCAA.
  • At least you keep showing up. Vanderbilt has an average margin of victory of 11 over Kentucky in 17 wins since 1980.
  • The Vanderbilt basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Kentucky (93% vs 44%).
UK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Nerlens Noel 30 11 9 2 3 4 2
B+ Archie Goodwin 32 16 5 4 1 1 3
B Alex Poythress 26 14 6 1 0 1 3
B W. Cauley-Stein 21 8 6 1 1 2 1
B- Kyle Wiltjer 23 11 5 2 0 0 1
C+ Julius Mays 32 9 3 3 1 0 1
C+ Ryan Harrow 25 10 2 4 2 0 1
D+ Jarrod Polson 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Brian Long 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jon Hood 5 2 1 0 1 0 0
D Twany Beckham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Tod Lanter 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Sam Malone 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
Vandy Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Kedren Johnson 34 17 4 3 2 0 3
C Kyle Fuller 33 12 3 2 1 0 2
C Rod Odom 30 10 4 1 1 1 2
C Kevin Bright 29 6 6 1 0 0 2
D+ Dai-Jon Parker 24 4 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Shelby Moats 20 4 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Josh Henderson 20 4 3 1 1 1 1
D Sheldon Jeter 15 4 3 0 1 1 1
D Andris Kehris 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Alex Gendelman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nathan Watkins 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
D James Siakam 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Carter Josephs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F A.J. Astroth 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
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