Vanderbilt-Kentucky Postgame Notes

Jan. 10, 2017

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Vanderbilt Basketball Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 81, Kentucky 87
Jan. 10, 2017 – Memorial Gymnasium
Attendance: 12,707

Team Record and Series Notes:

  • Vanderbilt is now 47-141 all-time versus Kentucky and 27-53 in Nashville.
  • This was head coach Bryce Drew’s first ever meeting against Kentucky as a player or coach.
  • This is the seventh straight matchup versus Kentucky at Memorial Gym that has been decided by single-digits.

Team Notes:

  • Vanderbilt had 41 points at the half against Kentucky. It is the seventh time this season the ‘Dores have scored 40 or more points in the first half.
  • The Commodores are only the third team this season to score 40 or more points in the first half against Kentucky.
  • The Commodores dished out 10 assists Tuesday night. It is their 15th game with 10 or more this season.
  • Vanderbilt finished 8-for-29 from three ending its streak of three straight games with 10 or more 3-pointers made.
  • The Commodores turned the ball over seven times against the Wildcats. It is only the second time this season the ‘Dores have had fewer than 10 turnovers in a game.

Player Notes:

  • Jeff Roberson tallied a season high in points with 19.
  • Roberson hauled in a team-high nine rebounds against Kentucky, his ninth game with eight or more.
  • Riley LaChance led the Commodores with four assists.
  • Luke Kornet had 16 points and eight rebounds, ending his double-double streak at two games.
  • Kornet was 3-for-7 from three, his second game this season and tenth of his career with three or more made 3-pointers.
  • Nolan Cressler finished with two points Tuesday night, he now needs one more point to reach 1,000 for his career.