No. 19 Kentucky 78, Vanderbilt 68

Kentucky (14-4, 3-2 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (13-6, 4-2)

  • UK still holds steady with a 68-56 lead with 3:25 to go. Vandy’s headed to the line and has a chance to get as close as it’s been this half.
  • Kentucky has 63-50 lead. Vandy’s cut it to 11 a couple of times here but hasn’t been able to get any closer yet. Still 5:33 to play.
  • Commodores are making their run and they’ve cut it to 13 points behind 10 points from freshman guard Christina Foggie. Cats still lead 54-41 with 10:26 left in the game.
  • Vanderbilt still hasn’t made a basket and UK is up 47-26 with 16 minutes to play.
  • It was a 30-5 run to end the half and the Commodores went without a bucket for the half’s final 6:17.
  • HALFTIME – KENTUCKY 37, VANDERBILT 22: Cats score 20 straight points as a part of a 20-1 run to end the first half. Dunlap has 11 points to lead UK.
  • A 19-4 Kentucky run has the Cats up 26-21 with 4:21 left in the first half. Jen O’Neill’s three-pointer put Kentucky up for the first time since the game’s first minute.
  • With 6:17 to play in the first half, UK is down 21-17 but its press seems to be bothering Vanderbilt.
  • UK trailed by 10 points, then the drought ends with an 8-2 run to get it within four, 19-15 with 7:11 remaining in the first half. Dunlap has six of the eight.
  • Nine minutes have now passed since UK made a basket and the Cats trail 17-9 with 9:21 left in the first half. UK has made just two of its 15 shot attempts.
  • It’s been seven minutes since Kentucky made a basket and Vanderbilt is up 12-7 with 11:56 to go in the first half.
  • UK has missed its share of bunnies so far and trails Vandy 7-6 with 14:35 to play in the first half.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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