- It was the 14th time this season and sixth straight game that Vanderbilt used this starting lineup. Vanderbilt is 11-2 with this starting lineup.
- Taylor made his 51st consecutive start and has started every game of his career ... Tinsley made the 48th start of his career and 31st in a row, starting every game since Jan. 31, 2009 at Auburn ... After having his streak of 70-straight starts snapped against Western Kentucky on Dec. 11, Beal made the 85th of his career ... The start by Walker was the 20th of his career and 19th in 20 games this season ... Before this season, his only start was against MTSU on Nov. 24, 2009 when he suffered a season-ending knee injury ... Ogilvy started for the eighth game in a row after not starting the previous four games ... Ogilvy made his 15th start of the season and 76th of his career. The Sydney, Australia native has started in 76 of his 84 career games.
First Half—Vanderbilt 34, Kentucky 49
- Kentucky won the opening tip and scored the first basket of the game. Vanderbilt is 9-1 on the season when losing the opening tip and 9-2 when their opponent scores the first basket of the game.
- The streak continues… With Jermaine Beal’s three-pointer at the 19:15 mark of the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 749… VU is one of three schools (UNLV and Princeton) that have made at least one three-pointer in every game played since the three-point line was established for the 1986-87 season ... Only UNLV (757) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt. Beal’s bucket produced Vanderbilt’s only lead of the game.
- Vanderbilt was held scoreless from 16:04 to 11:45 as Kentucky went on a 10-0 run.
- The Wildcats went on a 20-9 run in the span of six minutes.
- Kentucky finished the half on a 35-23 run after trading baskets with Vanderbilt for the first four minutes of the first stanza.
- Biggest lead for Kentucky was 42-23 with 5:58 remaining in the first half. This is Vanderbilt’s largest deficit (19) of the season.
- Vanderbilt went into the half with a 15-point deficit. Vanderbilt has trailed in five of its six SEC contests this season and is 6-2 overall when trailing at halftime.
- VU shot 40% at the half to UK’s 60%. Vanderbilt is 15-2 when shooting 40% and 1-1 when their opponent shoots 50% or better.
- Vanderbilt was 44% from the perimeter to Kentucky’s 58%. Vanderbilt is 8-0 when scoring fewer three-pointers than their opponents.
- The Commodores were outrebounded at the half 21-12. VU is 5-3 on the season when being outrebounded by their opponent.
- Vanderbilt closed the gap to as little as 11 with John Jenkins’ dunk at the 7:43 mark of the second half.
- Kentucky matched their largest lead of the contest (19) with 12:14 remaining in the second half. Kentucky led 69-50 until Brad Tinsley gave A.J. Ogilvy an alley-oop dunk at the 9:40 mark of the second half.
- Vanderbilt outscored Kentucky in the second half, 38-36.
- There was 58 fouls called in the game: 30 against Vanderbilt and 28 against Kentucky.
- With the loss, Vanderbilt falls to 16-4, 5-1 in SEC play. Kentucky moves to 20-1, 5-1 in SEC play.
- Vanderbilt’s record against ranked opponents is now 1-1 on the season and 80-200 in VU history.
- Vanderbilt’s overall record against #1 teams is 8-15. Vanderbilt has never defeated a #1 on the road and never defeated Kentucky when they were #1 on their home floor (0-8).
- The loss snaps Vanderbilt’s 10-game win streak, which dated back to December 11th. 16 wins is still the longest win streak for the Commodores, a streak also snapped by the Kentucky Wildcats (Jan. 2007).
- Vanderbilt forced two players (Daniel Orton and Patrick Patterson) to foul out. The last time Vanderbilt forced a player to foul out was against Tennessee on Jan. 27th, 2010 (Scotty Hopson).
- The Commodores were outrebounded 41-22. VU is 5-4 on the season when being outrebounded by their opponent.
- Vanderbilt was only 33% from the perimeter while the Wildcats shot 52.2% from three-point range. Vanderbilt is now 8-1 when scoring fewer three-pointers than their opponent.
- Vanderbilt is now 13-1 when scoring more than 70 points and 2-1 when their opponent scores more than 80 points.
- Vanderbilt had five players in double figures. The last time this happened was against Tennessee on Jan. 27th, 2010.
- Jermaine Beal led all Vanderbilt scorers with 19 points. He now has 1,051 points for his career and moves into 35th on the career scoring list.
- A.J. Ogilvy followed Beal with 12 points and now has 1,301 for his career, good for 21st on the career scoring list.