Kentucky is coming off a 76-74 OT thriller win over Texas Tech in the Big 12/SEC Challenge but now they get back on track with SEC play as they host Vanderbilt this Wednesday at Rupp Arena. Vanderbilt did not participate in the challenge but took on South Carolina and lost 90-64 they move to 8-11 in the season, and 0-6 in the SEC.
Wednesday marks the 195th meeting between Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Kentucky has 147 wins, Vanderbilt with just 47. They first met on February 22, 1912 which resulted in a Wildcat win of 28-17. They last met January 29, 2019, with Kentucky at Vanderbilt and the Wildcats won 87-52. The Commodores have lost 11 straight, their last win was back in 2007.
Vanderbilt is without their leading scorer Aaron Nesmith who is out indefinitely with a foot injury, without him they don’t seem to have the firepower to keep up with most of the SEC. Commodores didn’t have a good season last year either. They lost another player to a meniscus injury just five games into the season lead to a not so good season for Vanderbilt either with a 9-23 overall and 0-18 SEC record. We will see how the fare for the reason of the season.
Kentucky and Vanderbilt go head to head this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network