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

Kentucky squared off with Vanderbilt on Thursday, January 10th and won by a slim margin against the Commodores 60-58 in conference action. Willie Cauley-Stein had a big game for the Wildcats and put up seven points plus eight rebounds (4 Ast 4 Blk). Ryan Harrow had a team-high 16 points and added four rebounds. Kedren Johnson got a game-high 18 points and six assists for the Commodores. Kentucky (10-4, 1-0 SEC) welcomes Texas A&M (10-3, 1-0 SEC) on Saturday, January 12th.

Kentucky Game Notes

  • Kentucky started 10-4 during the 2005, 2001, and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Wildcats have won 2 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Kentucky has won 25 close games.
  • The Wildcats have won 100% of the time this season (7-0) after recording 8 or more blocks.
  • UK has won 100% of the time this season (7-0) when opponents record 58 or fewer total points.
  • UK has won 100% of the time this season (4-0) after holding an opponent to under 32.9% field goal percentage.
  • This season Kentucky has won 73% of the time (8-3) when Archie Goodwin has 12 points or more, 100% of the time (4-0) when Nerlens Noel has 6 field goals made or more, and 78% of the time (7-2) when Alex Poythress has 6 rebounds or more.
  • The Wildcats set a season high for turnovers.
  • UK set a season low for three-point percentage.
  • The Wildcats have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 7 games.
  • 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 in 3 out of 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.

Vanderbilt Game Notes

  • The Commodores have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Vanderbilt has lost 19 close games.
  • 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 6 times in 13 games this season.
  • Kedren Johnson set career highs with 6 assists and 4 steals.
  • Shelby Moats recorded the 1st double-digit rebound game of his career.
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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