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

Kentucky has a statistical advantage in three significant areas. The Wildcats have an edge in blocked shots, seven per game to three per game, which could have a big impact in this game on defense. Kentucky also has an advantage 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.

Vanderbilt StatSmack

  • Kentucky is a better shooting team (48.9% vs 41.7%) than Vanderbilt this season.
  • Kentucky has a more potent offense, scoring more points (78.3 per game vs 59.3 per game) than Vanderbilt this season.
  • The only thing that matters. Kentucky has more NCAA Championships over the last 10 years than Vanderbilt (1 vs 0).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Kentucky has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Vanderbilt (38 vs 1).
  • It must sting. Kentucky has blown out Vanderbilt by 20 points or more on 5 occasions since 1998.
  • People just expect us to beat you. Kentucky has been the favorite 30 out of the last 35 times.
  • Kentucky has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.785 to 0.601).
  • Kentucky has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Vanderbilt (2 vs 0).
  • The Kentucky rebounding leader (Nerlens Noel) has more rebounds than the Vanderbilt rebounding leader (Kevin Bright).
  • Kentucky players are more experienced than Vanderbilt players (6,387 minutes played vs 4,977 minutes played).
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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