Kentucky Takes Care of Business in 69-53 Handling of Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kentucky basketball had to fight tooth and nail for its first four wins in SEC play leading into Tuesday night. 

Staving off late comeback bids, executing at the free-throw line late, finding timely buckets in the dying embers, you name it, the Wildcats have had to persevere just about everything. Someone may have even actually thrown the kitchen sink at one point.  

UK (14-6, 5-3 SEC) took its licks in the wins — and certainly in the losses. The collective bumps and bruises presented a battle-tested group that was ready to play zero games with Vanderbilt inside Memorial Gymnasium, ultimately leading to a 69-53 win for the Wildcats, their biggest margin of victory in conference play so far.