The Wildcats (15-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) led throughout thanks to strong shooting, finishing at 55 percent from the field. Ulis’ scoring was balanced, with 11 of his points coming during a second half in which Kentucky led by as many as 21. He finished 9 of 13 from the field with two 3-pointers.
Kentucky held Vanderbilt (11-8, 3-4 SEC) to 32 percent shooting and 33 percent from behind the arc to halt the Commodores’ three-game winning streak.
Damian Jones had 13 points and Jeff Roberson added 12 for Vanderbilt.