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Cats Crumble vs Vandy at SEC Tourney

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Kentucky Basketball Postgame Notes. Vanderbilt 64, Kentucky 48.


--Kentucky drops to 21-11 overall and Vanderbilt improves to 16-16 on the season.

--Despite the loss, UK still leads the series 138-46. The Wildcats are 7-2 against the Commodores in neutral game sites, but have dropped each of the last two with both coming in the league tournament. The series is now tied 3-3 when the teams meet in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

--Kentucky’s all-time SEC Tournament record now stands at 119-24.

Team Game Notes

--Kentucky used the starting combination of Willie Cauley-Stein, Archie Goodwin, Ryan Harrow, Julius Mays and Alex Poythress for the fifth-straight game. That combination is 4-3 this season.

--Jarrod Polson was the first sub off the bench for the Blue and White. He has been the first substation seven times this season now.

-Poythress connected on Kentucky’s first made 3-point attempt. The basket extended UK’s 3-point streak to 859 consecutive games which is a standard that ranks as the third longest such streak in the nation. Vanderbilt holds the second-longest such streak and pushed its run to 865.

--Kentucky trailed 37-23 at halftime. UK is 2-10 this season when trailing at the break.

Individual Player Notes

#4 Jon Hood

--Hit a 3-pointer on his first shot attempt of the game. He has now connected on at least one long-range shot in five games this season.

#10 Archie Goodwin

-- Reached double-figure scoring for a team-high 24th time this season with 12 points.

#12 Ryan Harrow

--Hauled in five or more rebounds for the sixth time this season.

#15 Willie Cauley-Stein

--Tallied six or more rebounds in seven-straight games.

#22 Alex Poythress

--Drew his third charge of the season early in the first half.

--Knocked down a 3-pointer in four of his last six games.

#33 Kyle Wiltjer

--Notched his second drawn charge of the year.

--Scored in double-figures for the 16th time this season with 10 points.

#34 Julius Mays

--He has now made at least one 3-pointer in 19 of his last 20 games and in 29 games overall this season.

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