4:00 PM ET, January 30, 2010
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- LeBron James turned out to be a better good-luck charm than the president for No. 1 Kentucky.With the NBA superstar -- a good friend of coach John Calipari's -- watching from the front row, the Wildcats bounced back from an upset loss to South Carolina with an 85-72 victory over Vanderbilt (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP).
• Kentucky bounced back from its first loss to beat Vanderbilt by 13.
• This was the Wildcats third win in their last nine games against Vanderbilt.
• DeMarcus Cousins scored a game-high 21 points to lead five Kentucky players in double-figures.
• The Wildcats are 13-0 at home this season.
• Vanderbilt lost its first conference game and snapped a 10-game win streak.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Inside and Out
The twin towers of DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson showed two contrasting styles against Vanderbilt. Cousins scored 10 points on layups and dunks while Patterson did his damage behind the arc. Cousins was also effective at drawing fouls, shooting 9 of 13 on free throws, including converting four three-point plays.
|Beyond 3-pt arc||3||13||*Within 5 ft of basket: Cousins 8, Patterson 3|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-46 (.478)||24-54 (.444)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-15 (.333)||12-23 (.522)|
|FT Made-Attempted||23-31 (.742)||25-39 (.641)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||29 (0/0)||28 (0/0)|