Vanderbilt-Kentucky Notes

The Vanderbilt Commodores hoped to pick up their fourth victory over a ranked opponent when they visit Kentucky this afternoon. Inside are team starting lineups, statistical comparisons and a Kentucky scouting report.

Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky

SiteRupp Arena (23,000)
Lexington, Ky.
Date/TimeJAN. 20, 2007 • 2 P.M. CT
TelevisionLincoln Financial
Radio104.5 FM
Sirius Radio:125
General School/ Team Information
.VanderbiltKentucky
Head CoachKevin StallingsTubby Smith
ConferenceSEC EastSEC East
Record(12-6, 2-2 SEC)(15-3, 4-0 SEC)
Series RecordUK leads, 128-38
Projected Starters
Vanderbilt

3 - Alex Gordon, G, 5-11, 164, Jr. (8.2 ppg, 4.1 apg)
32 - Shan Foster, G/F, 6-6, 200, Jr. (15.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg)
4 - Derrick Byars, G/F, 6-7, 230, Sr. (15.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.9 apg)
20 - Dan Cage, G, 6-5, 215, Sr. (11.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg)
41 - Ross Neltner, F, 6-9, 247, Jr. (10.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg)

Kentucky

5 - Derrick Jasper, G, 6-6, 213, Fr. (5.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.4 apg)
3 - Ramel Bradley, G, 6-2, 176, Jr. (13.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.8 apg)
32 - Joe Crawford, G, 6-5, 211, Jr. (14.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.9 apg)
13 - Bobby Perry, F, 6-8, 215, Sr. (6.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg)
33 - Randolph Morris, C, 6-11, 259, Jr. (16.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.2 bpg)

Stats Comparison
.Vanderbilt Kentucky
Scoring Offense79.572.6
Scoring Defense69.762.5
Scoring Margin+9.8+10.1
FG%.468.482
FG% Defense.429.367
3FG%.381.365
3FG% Defense.325.295
Free Throw %.718.671
Rebounding35.338.3
Assists17.916.3
Turnovers12.915.1
Opponent Turnovers16.713.1
Steals8.45.9
Blocks2.85.7

Scouting Kentucky

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.


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