Commodores Fall to No. 16 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team fell to No. 16 Kentucky Thursday night at Memorial Coliseum, 77-55, to open SEC play.
The Skinny
Date: January 3, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. CT
Place: Lexington, Ky. (Memorial Coliseum)
Records: Kentucky (14-1, 1-0 SEC), Vanderbilt (5-9, 0-1 SEC)
At the Top of the Charts
Points: Walker – 17 points
Rebounds: Fasoula, Carter, Clemons-Green – 6 rebounds
Assists: Carter – 5 assists
Quarter Breakdown
First Quarter: Kentucky 21, Vanderbilt 15
-The teams exchanged points early on, before a Kentucky jumper from Rhyne Howard sent the Wildcats on a 10-2 run to go up eight, 14-6.
-The Commodores scored nine of the next 11 points to come within one, 16-15.
-Kentucky closed the quarter with a triple and two free throws to set the score, 19-15.
-Vanderbilt shot 100 percent from the field.
Second Quarter: Kentucky 40, Vanderbilt 24
-Kentucky opened the second quarter with an 13-4 run to go ahead, 34-19.
-The Cats held Vanderbilt scoreless for over four minutes.
-Kentucky held Vanderbilt to just 27.3 percent from the field, while shooting 50 percent.
Third Quarter: Kentucky 65, Vanderbilt 38
-The Wildcats used a 16-5 run to open the stanza, extending their lead, 56-29.
-Kentucky out-rebounded the Commodores 9-to-5.
-The Dores shot 50 percent from the field in the third, while Kentucky shot 52.6 percent.
Fourth Quarter: Kentucky 77, Vanderbilt 55
-Vanderbilt netted the last six points of the contest.
-The Commodores shot 64 percent from the field in the fourth, while holding Kentucky to just 38.5 percent.
Inside the Lane
-Mariella Fasoula and LeaLea Carter were also in double-digits with 12 each.
-Vanderbilt out-rebounded Kentucky 26-to-23.
-The Commodores outshot the Wildcats from the field, 56 percent-to-49 percent.
-The Cats won the battle from the free throw line, 82 percent-to-74 percent.
-Kentucky forced 29 turnovers and converted them into 30 points.
Up Next
Vanderbilt welcomes in Georgia on January 6 at 2 p.m.
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