Kentucky Defeats Vanderbilt In A Game It Needed To Have
Score: Kentucky 74, Vanderbilt 70
Star(s): UK: Willie Cauley Stein 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk. VU: Kedren Johnson 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk.
Story: After coming off a 30-point loss to Tennessee, UK had to start making progress without Noel.
Three of Kentucky’s starters finished the game in double-digits, as Cauley-Stein led the team with 20 points. The Cats shot above 50% on both field goals and free throws.
Kentucky faces Missouri on Saturday for College GameDay with a 9 p.m. tip. The Tigers are coming off a huge win against the No. 2 ranked Florida Gators. This is another must win for the Cats if they’re to have a chance at reaching the NCAA Tournament to defend their title.
Calipari to the team: “You’ve got to fight and battle. If you want good things to happen, make them happen.”
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) February 21, 2013
Wiltjer blocking shots, Archie and Willie hitting jumpers, Ryan pushed somebody, Alex sweating. You caught me, I let Cal use my magic wand.
— Drunk Coach Stoops (@DrunkMarkStoops) February 21, 2013