MBB opens SEC slate vs. UK
Jan. 9, 2013
A rematch of the 2012 SEC Tournament Championship awaits the Commodores on Thursday night at Memorial Gym when they open SEC play against the Kentucky Wildcats. Tip off is set for 8 p.m., and the game can be seen live on ESPN and heard around the middle Tennessee area on the Vanderbilt IMG College Radio Network and online at vucommodores.com.
Game 13/VANDERBILT (6-6) vs. KENTUCKY (9-4)
About Kentucky and the Series
Stallings Becomes Memorial Gym All-Time Wins Leader
Coach Stallings is now the all-time wins leader at Memorial Gym with 182 wins after last week's win over William and Mary. Stallings surpassed Vanderbilt legend Roy Skinner for the all-time lead in wins at the legendary facility.
Commodores Rank Low In Experience
Vanderbilt's ranking among the 347 Division I basketball playing schools in terms of experience on the roster by kenpom.com. Kentucky is even less experienced with a ranking of 339.
'Dores Three-Point Streak Still Intact
Vanderbilt has made a 3-pointer in 844 consecutive games, a streak which began at the inception of the 3-point line in 1986-87. The Commodores rank second only to UNLV for the longest streak in Division I basketball. Vanderbilt, UNLV and Princeton are the only three schools in college basketball to have made at least one 3-pointer in every game played since the 3-point line was implemented.
Talent Gone From Both Teams
Seven is the magic number from last year - it is the number of top 31 2012 NBA Draft picks from Kentucky and Vanderbilt that were on the floor in the three meetings in 2011-12.
Scoring - 6th (16.6)
79th SEC Season
Vanderbilt will begin their 79th SEC season on Thursday. The Commodores are 660-645 all-time against current members of the SEC.
Sheldon Jeter Career High Vs. William and Mary
Freshman Sheldon Jeter scored a career-high 14 points in a career-best 21 minutes in Vanderbilt's 64-50 win over William and Mary on January 2nd.
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