Kentucky wins ugly against Vanderbilt, 71-62

Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Tammie Brown |
Willie Cauley-Stein – photo by Tammie Brown |

scored 15 points, and No. 14 beat 71-62 Saturday for the Wildcats’ fourth straight victory.

added 14 points and 10 and Kentucky (12-3, 2-0) started off a two-game road swing through the Southeastern Conference with a win. had 10 of his 11 rebounds in the first half.

coach has nine freshmen, the same number of total players coach has available right now with leading scorer Eric McClellan first suspended from the university Wednesday before being dismissed from the program on Friday.

That left senior Rod Odom as Vandy’s leading scorer averaging 13.8 points a game, and he spent 10 minutes of the first half on the bench because of foul trouble. He finished with five points.

Damian Jones had a game-high 18 points for Vanderbilt. Kyle Fuller had 17 points and 10 assists, and Dai-Jon Parker added 17.