Kentucky Fights for a Tough 74-67 Victory at Vanderbilt

Nick Roushover 3 years


Aritcle written by:Nick RoushNick Roush


[caption id="attachment_235102" align="alignnone" width="1800"] © Jim Brown | USATSI[/caption] Kentucky surged out to a nine-point halftime lead and withstood a late Vanderbilt run with physical play to pull away for a 74-67 victory at Memorial Gymnasium. A week ago Kentucky got out-toughed in Knoxville.  Today in Nashville they owned Vanderbilt inside.  The Cats outscored the Commodores in the paint 36-26 and blocked seven Vanderbilt shots. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had another excellent performance without Quade Green in the lineup.  The point guard led all scorers with 22 points on 7-of-11 shots.  Wenyen Gabriel and Sacha Killeya-Jones made plenty of hustle plays, Kevin Knox fought for buckets down the stretch and Hamidou Diallo nailed a corner three-pointer with 1:15 to seal a Kentucky victory. Riley LaChance had three free throws with 30 seconds to play to make it a one-point game.  A career 85.8 percent free throw shooter missed all three free throw attempts to end any chance Vanderbilt had to win the game. [mobile_ad]

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