For the fifth time in their eight matchups with Vanderbilt, the Kentucky Wildcats erased a double-digit deficit and like all eight came out victorious as they defeated the Commodores 78-64 in Nashville Tuesday night.
Kentucky struggled early as they fell behind by as many as 14 points in the first half and entered the halftime locker room down 36-27.
Despite this, the Wildcats were able to claw back as with 11:15 to play they took a 48-46 lead that they’d never surrender.
Tyrese Maxey led the way for the Wildcats as he scored 25 points. Immanuel Quickley finished with 18 points and shot 3-4 from three-point range while Nick Richards finished with 12 points and seven rebounds.
Perhaps most importantly point guard Ashton Hagans who has struggled mightily of late posted a double-double and closed in on a triple-double as he finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.
As for Vanderbilt, Saben Lee led the way with 20 points while Scotty Pippen Jr.,(13) Dylan Disu (12) and Maxwell Evans also scored in double figures.
With the victory, Kentucky completed a two-game season sweep of the Commodores and extended their winning streak in the all-time series to e
Kentucky (19-6, 9-2) will return to action Saturday when they play host to the Ole Miss Rebels (13-11, 4-7).