Vanderbilt vs Kentucky

Kentucky 74, Vanderbilt 70

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Willie Cauley-Stein scored 20 points, and his two crucial blocks and key rebound in the final 34 seconds helped Kentucky outlast Vanderbilt 74-70 Wednesday night for its first win without injured star center Nerlens Noel.

Cauley-Stein, a 7-foot freshman manning the post for Kentucky (18-8, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) with Noel sidelined, blocked attempts by Kyle Fuller and Kedren Johnson 9 seconds apart before grabbing Johnson's missed 3-pointer with 17 seconds left and drawing a foul.

Cauley-Stein made 1 of 2 free throws for 74-67 lead that offset Sheldon Moats' 3 for Vanderbilt (10-15, 4-9) with 3 seconds remaining. Cauley-Stein finished 8 of 10 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds to provide Kentucky a sorely-needed victory after the Wildcats were shellacked 88-58 Saturday at Tennessee in their first game since Noel sustained a season-ending left knee injury at Florida on Feb. 12.

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Vanderbilt Commodores
R. Odom, F386-130-210216
J. Henderson, C255-73-420213
K. Johnson, G324-107-847117
D. Parker, G250-31-27331
K. Bright, G242-60-06245
K. Fuller245-102-321014
S. Jeter181-21-22044
S. Moats140-10-15020
Totals 23-5214-2230131870
 44.2%63.6% 
Kentucky Wildcats
W. Cauley-Stein, F328-104-770320
A. Poythress, F273-91-34027
J. Mays, G392-73-46619
A. Goodwin, G337-142-463116
R. Harrow, G326-90-154512
K. Wiltjer202-52-23037
J. Polson161-20-03113
J. Hood10-00-00000
Totals 29-5612-2136141674
 51.8%57.1% 
Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Florida18-036-3
Kentucky12-629-11
Georgia12-620-14
Tennessee11-724-13
Arkansas10-822-12
Missouri9-923-12
LSU9-920-14
Ole Miss9-919-14
Texas A&M8-1018-16
Vanderbilt7-1115-16
Alabama7-1113-19
Auburn6-1214-16
S. Carolina5-1314-20
Miss. State3-1514-19
 
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