Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky
|Site||Rupp Arena (23,000) |
|Date/Time||JAN. 20, 2007 • 2 P.M. CT|
|Head Coach||Kevin Stallings||Tubby Smith|
|Conference||SEC East||SEC East|
|Record||(12-6, 2-2 SEC)||(15-3, 4-0 SEC)|
|Series Record||UK leads, 128-38|
|Free Throw %||.718||.671|
Kentucky (15-3, 4-0 SEC) enters Saturday's contest enjoying an 11-game win streak, including victories in each of its first four league match-ups. The Wildcats climbed into the No. 25 slot of the AP poll earlier this week after claiming a pair of SEC home games, beating Auburn 84-57 and edging Mississippi State 64-60. Kentucky topped South Carolina 87-49 Wednesday in Columbia. Kentucky owns the SEC's top field goal percentage defense, allowing opponents to shoot 36.7 percent from the field. Wildcat opponents haven't scored more than 70 points in a game during UK's current win streak. The Wildcats rank third in the SEC in 3-point field goal defense (29.5 percent).
Center Randolph Morris leads all Wildcats with 16.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.2 blocks each game. Ramel Bradley (13.5 ppg) is shooting a team-best 42.7 percent (41-of-96) from 3-point range. Joe Crawford (14.1 ppg) has scored in double figures in seven consecutive games, including a pair of 23-point efforts at Ole Miss and at South Carolina during the stretch.