6:00 PM ET, February 20, 2010
Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee
Vandy falters at end as Wall's block seals Kentucky's two-game SEC East lead
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On a night when the shots just weren't falling for No. 2 Kentucky, John Wall still managed to deliver another tight win for the Wildcats.Vanderbilt limited Kentucky to a season-worst 35.8 percent shooting, but a pair of free throws and a clutch block by Wall in the final 20 seconds gave the Wildcats a 58-56 win over the Commodores (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) on Saturday night.
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• Kentucky escaped Nashville with its seventh straight win and snapped a four-game losing streak at Memorial Gym.
• The loss ended Vanderbilt's 18-game home win streak.
• DeMarcus Cousins had six rebounds -- the first time in the last 10 games he failed to collect at least 10.
• Vandy was 2-of-20 from 3-point range, its worst performance behind the arc since Dec. 9, 2002.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 20: ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale greets fans prior to the game between the...(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-53 (.358)||18-56 (.321)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-16 (.188)||2-20 (.100)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-30 (.567)||18-25 (.720)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||27 (0/0)|
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