What: Kentucky Wildcats (17-6, 5-4) at Vanderbilt Commodores (17-6, 5-4)
Where: Memorial Gymnasium (14,316), Nashville, Tenn.
When: Noon CST, Saturday
Radio: Nashville: 97.1 FM
Rankings: VU is 23rd in the AP rankings and 24th in ESPN's, and UK is 18th in both
Warren Nolan RPI: Vandy 18, Kentucky 10
The line: Vanderbilt by 1
Sagarin prediction: Kentucky by 1
Pomeroy prediction: Kentucky 74, Vanderbilt 72 (VU has a 42 percent chance of victory)
Series record: Kentucky leads 133-43, and has won the last two meetings. UK won in Nashville last season, snapping a five-game home winning streak for VU in the series.
|VANDERBILT COMMODORES STARTERS||KENTUCKY WILDCATS STARTERS|
|Brandon Knight||6-3||185||Fr.||17.3||4.1 |
Vanderbilt got itself above .500 for the first time all year in Southeastern Conference play by defeating league-leading Alabama by an 81-77 score on Saturday. Now, the Commodores need a win against Eastern Division rival Kentucky if it wants to entertain any shot at a conference title.
The visiting Wildcats, also 5-4 in league play, find themselves in the same position. UK lost consecutive road games at Ole Miss and Florida, before recovering to beat Tennessee, 73-61, in Knoxville on Feb. 8.
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