Boxscore
Kentucky 83, Vanderbilt 74
Saturday, February 25, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
Officials - Lee Cassell, Anthony Jordan, Jamie Luckie
Attendance - 24388

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Vanderbilt 37 37 74
Kentucky 36 47 83

Recap


KENTUCKY 83, VANDERBILT 74: Freshman Anthony Davis scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the No. 1-ranked Wildcats clinched their 45th Southeastern Conference championship.
 
Davis was nearly perfect, hitting 10 of 11 from the field and 8 of 9 from the line, as the Wildcats won for the 20th straight time. Kentucky (28-1, 14-0) also got strong performances from point guard Marquis Teague, who had 16 points, six assists and four rebounds, and Terrence Jones, who had 12 points and six rebounds.
 
Vanderbilt (20-9, 9-5) got 19 points and nine rebounds from Jeffery Taylor and 18 points from John Jenkins. Festus Ezeli had 15 points and six rebounds.
 
The first half was close, with Kentucky’s biggest lead at 32-24 with 5:06 left. But Vanderbilt got hot and outscored the Wildcats 13-4 to take a 37-36 halftime lead.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Kentucky was 0-for-9 on 3-pointers in the first half and scored 30 of their 36 points in the paint.  The Wildcats made only a pair of 3-pointers in the second half and finished with 50 points in the paint  . . .  Kentucky has won 51 straight home games, the nation’s longest streak . . .  Kentucky shot 57.1 percent from the field.

Vanderbilt Commodores

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Lance Goulbourne 35:00 4-10 0-0 3-4 3 3 6 1 4 4 1 0 11
Festus Ezeli 31:00 5-10 0-0 5-6 6 0 6 1 2 0 3 3 15
Jeffery Taylor 38:00 8-16 2-5 1-5 5 4 9 0 2 1 1 1 19
John Jenkins 34:00 6-18 4-9 2-3 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 18
Steve Tchiengang 8:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Kedren Johnson 11:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Brad Tinsley 28:00 1-5 1-3 4-5 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 7
Dai-Jon Parker 10:00 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4
Rod Odom 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Fuller 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-63 7-18 15-23 14 9 23 7 18 6 7 4 74
  41.3% 38.9% 65.2% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 7

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Terrence Jones 23:00 5-7 0-0 2-2 1 5 6 0 5 1 1 2 12
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 29:00 4-10 0-1 0-0 3 5 8 3 5 1 1 1 8
Anthony Davis 37:00 10-11 0-0 8-9 4 7 11 0 2 2 1 5 28
Darius Miller 33:00 4-9 1-4 0-0 0 3 3 2 3 0 1 0 9
Marquis Teague 38:00 5-12 0-2 6-7 0 4 4 6 1 1 4 0 16
Kyle Wiltjer 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Doron Lamb 37:00 4-7 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 9
Eloy Vargas 2:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 200 32-56 2-10 17-20 8 25 33 11 18 5 9 8 83
  57.1% 20.0% 85.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 9
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