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NCAA Game Summary - Kentucky at Vanderbilt



(Saturday, January 11th)

Final Score: (14) Kentucky 71, Vanderbilt 62

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Willie Cauley-Stein had 15 points and six rebounds as No. 14 Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt 71-62 on Saturday afternoon.

Aaron Harrison netted 14 points, while heralded freshman Julius Randle scored just seven points on 3-of-10 shooting, but grabbed 11 rebounds for Kentucky (12-3, 2-0 SEC), which has won four straight.

"You have to understand, he's in a dogfight. I think right now that he's the only college player that when he catches the ball, he's got 3 guys on him," Wildcats head coach John Calipari said of Randle's struggles. "And they're being physical. So he's not just running down the court, he's like in a football game."

The Wildcats pulled down 18 offensive boards and outrebounded Vanderbilt 41-28.

Damian Jones had 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Dai-Jon Parker and Kyle Fuller scored 17 points apiece for the Commodores (8-6, 0-2), who have dropped three of their last four tilts.

"We played hard enough, we didn't play well enough," Vandy head coach Kevin Stallings said. "They really dominated us on the boards."

Kentucky led 65-52 with 2:50 left after Cauley-Stein's slam, but Rod Odom and Fuller nailed back-to-back triples to whittle the deficit to 65-58 with 2:00 on the clock.

Vanderbilt, though, never got any closer.

Alex Poythress missed the front end of a 1-and-1 on Kentucky's ensuing trip down the floor, but James Young came down with the offensive rebound. Cauley- Stein then threw down Andrew Harrison's lob for a 67-58 lead with 1:12 to go to essentially seal the outcome.

The Wildcats raced out to a 15-6 start midway through the first half after Harrison nailed a 3-pointer.

Parker's trey pulled the Commodores within 23-20 late in the period, but Jarrod Polson knocked down a pair of triples during a 7-0 spurt as Kentucky extended its margin to 30-20 before heading into the break with a 30-22 advantage.

Game Notes

Harrison had 10 points and eight rebounds ... Kentucky shot 42.6 percent (26- of-61) from the floor ... Vanderbilt registered 18 assists on 25 made field goals.

01/11 19:08:18 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
 
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
8th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
8th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
 
7th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
5th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
6th
HOU 2
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
 
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
4th
MIL 87
ATL 91
 
4th
CLE 92
BRK 70
 
3rd
MEM 75
DAL 73
 
4th
OKC 81
DET 87
 
4th
NOP 87
HOU 81
 
4th
SAN 88
LAL 99
 
3rd
MIA 66
PHI 82
 
4th
NYK 76
TOR 74
 
4th
MIN 84
UTA 89
 
4th
BOS 79
WAS 97
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
2nd Intermission
TAM 4
MON 4
 
3rd
PIT 4
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6