Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt this evening, and are on a winning streak for just the second time this season. Their last one came when they won three straight between Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Florida back in early January.
Kentucky started off hot, up 10-0 before finding themselves pounding it up even more with a 22-8 lead before the Commodores decided to create some offense. Scottie Pippen Jr. was apparently left out of that plan as he went scoreless in the first half.
Halftime: Kentucky 42, Vanderbilt 30
Kentucky led by 17 at one point, but let that lead rapidly declined as Scottie Pippen Jr. sparked his shot which led to a 21-point second half performance.
Five Kentucky players reached double-figures in scoring, with Jacob Toppin reaching a season-high 16 points, led entirely by Davion Mintz' 18 points.
Kentucky let this one get close as usual, but with late game fouling and knocking down shots, the Cats finished the game with a win by four points.
Kentucky has been in Nashville since Sunday as they went down three days before tonights matchup to avoid the bad weather the Commonwealth was expecting. John Calipari says the team with stay in the state of Tennessee, and make their way over to Knoxville tomorrow for their Saturday matchup with the Volunteers.
Kentucky has won two straight, and is 7-13 on the season.