Kentucky survives Vanderbilt 65-57

Aaron Harrison - photo by Walter Cornett
Aaron Harrison – photo by Walter Cornett

twin guards Aaron and combined for 11 points down the stretch that were key in helping the top-ranked Wildcats hold off pesky 65-57 on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (18-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) didn’t lead by double digits until early in the second half, and that 45-33 advantage lasted briefly as the Commodores (11-7, 1-4) began answering from the perimeter to stay within several possessions of Kentucky.

Five combined 3-pointers by Riley LaChance (16 points) and Matthew Fisher-Davis (13) helped pull within 58-54 with 2:36 left. responded with a big shot from long range 27 seconds later, and followed with a jumper with 1:07 left to provide some space.

added two more free throws to finish with 14 points while had five points for Kentucky, which shot 44 percent.

added 10 points for the Wildcats.

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