Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt: Recap and Stats

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Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt: Recap and Stats
Kentucky 60
(10-4, 1-3 away)
Vanderbilt 58
(6-7, 4-5 home)
Venue: Memorial Gym (TN)
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Kentucky 35 25 60
Vanderbilt 24 34 58
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Kentucky A Goodwin 15 N Noel 9 A Goodwin 3
Vanderbilt K Johnson 16 K Bright 6 K Johnson 2

On Thursday, January 10th, Vanderbilt took on Kentucky and lost a nail-biter to the Wildcats 60-58 in conference play. The Commodores got a good performance from Kedren Johnson, who put up a game-high 18 points and six assists. Shelby Moats had a career-high nine points and added 10 rebounds. Willie Cauley-Stein got seven points and eight rebounds (4 Ast 4 Blk) for the Wildcats. The next game will be on Saturday, January 12th when Vanderbilt (6-7, 0-1 SEC) travels to Arkansas (9-5, 0-1 SEC).

Vanderbilt Game Notes

  • Vandy beat the spread by 10.5 points. That makes the 6th time this season the Commodores have beaten the spread.
  • The Commodores have been unlucky 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Vanderbilt has lost 19 close games.
  • Vanderbilt has lost 100% of the time this season (0-6) after recording 58 or fewer total points.
  • The Commodores have lost 100% of the time this season (0-4) after having a three-point percentage of 26.7% or worse.
  • When the opposition records 37 or more rebounds this season, Vanderbilt has lost 100% of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 45.3% or better this season, Vanderbilt has lost 80% of the time (1-4).
  • When the opposition records 12 or more assists this season, Vanderbilt has lost 80% of the time (1-4).
  • Vanderbilt has been outshot by their opponents in free throw percentage for the past 8 games.
  • This is the 7th game at home this season--Vandy has a 4.9 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Kedren Johnson accounted for 31.0% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Shelby Moats and Kevin Bright) accounted for 40.4% of the rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (19) than the starters (18).
  • Kedren Johnson has led the team in scoring in 6 out of 13 games this season.
  • Kedren Johnson had career highs with 6 assists and 4 steals.
  • Shelby Moats recorded the 1st double-digit rebound game of his career.

Kentucky Game Notes

  • Kentucky won, but did not cover the spread.
  • The top two scorers (Ryan Harrow and Nerlens Noel) accounted for 48.3% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Willie Cauley-Stein and Nerlens Noel) accounted for 40.5% of the rebounds.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 14 games this season.
  • Ryan Harrow has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Alex Poythress.
UK PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AW. Cauley-Stein30784240
ARyan Harrow361644102
B+Nerlens Noel341370233
BArchie Goodwin371253205
CAlex Poythress23760014
D+Julius Mays25340001
D+Kyle Wiltjer14211001
Vandy PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AKedren Johnson371826404
AShelby Moats279101000
BDai-Jon Parker23841101
C+Sheldon Jeter23450010
C+Rod Odom361240004
C+Kevin Bright18070000
CKyle Fuller23730102
D+Josh Henderson13021112

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