For all the improvement the Kentucky Wildcats (10-4) were hoping to showcase at Vanderbilt, Thursday night wasn’t just a reversion of a couple games. The Cats seemed to be back at square one.
Not since the season-opening game against Maryland had the Cats been outworked on the glass so bad.
Eerily similar to that first game in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Cats were pushed around, out-muscled and boxed ouy while giving up 20 offensive rebounds. That’s troublesome news considering Vanderbilt entered Thursday night’s game as the worst offensive rebounding team in the Southeastern Conference.
Only Maryland, which came up with a surreal 28 offensive boards in the first game, has totaled more.