SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-Kentucky basketball game preview

The Kentucky Wildcats collide with the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday in Nashville in a momentous SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game, including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Venue

Vanderbilt

Arena Name: Memorial Gym

Capacity: 14,316

Year Opened: 1952

Memorial Gym

Game Date/Time

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 9:00 PM ET

Team Statistical Comparison

Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
Kentucky
71.0
64.2
6.8
75.00
42.7
73.8
34.3
15.7
7.1
21.2
20.6
40.8
28.4
14.8
6.1
12.12
26.94
39.06
0.85
12.44
0.489
Vanderbilt
71.4
68.6
2.8
50.0
43.3
69.3
32.5
11.9
8.1
17.1
25.0
41.9
30.8
16.9
3.8
11.75
26.19
37.94
1.01
10.75
0.502

Players and Stats

Kentucky

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Oscar Tshiebwe 34 SR F 6-9 260 17.3 Pts, 13.8 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Antonio Reeves 12 SR G 6-4 185 12.1 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Cason Wallace 22 FR G 6-4 193 11.3 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 3.7 Ast
Jacob Toppin 0 SR F 6-9 194 10.6 Pts, 6.5 Reb, 2.0 Ast
Sahvir Wheeler 2 SR G 5-10 180 8.9 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 6.1 Ast
CJ Fredrick 1 SR G 6-3 195 7.8 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Chris Livingston 24 FR F 6-6 220 5.3 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Lance Ware 55 JR F 6-9 223 3.1 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Ugonna Onyenso 33 FR F 6-11 225 2.9 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Adou Thiero 3 FR G 6-6 200 2.7 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Daimion Collins 4 SO F 6-9 202 1.9 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Brennan Canada 14 SR F 6-6 198 1.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Walker Horn 21 FR G 6-1 200 0.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Kareem Watkins 25 JR G 5-8 145 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Grant Darbyshire 13 FR G 6-2

Vanderbilt

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Liam Robbins 21 SR F 7-0 235 13.2 Pts, 5.9 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Tyrin Lawrence 0 JR G 6-4 190 10.9 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Myles Stute 10 JR F 6-7 215 9.9 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Jordan Wright 4 SR G 5-7 11.0 Pts, 4.4 Reb, 2.4 Ast
Ezra Manjon 5 SR G 5-11 170 8.6 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 2.9 Ast
Trey Thomas 12 JR G 5-11 165 6.5 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Colin Smith 1 FR F 6-8 215 4.4 Pts, 3.2 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Quentin Millora-Brown 42 SR F 6-10 229 3.2 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Noah Shelby 2 FR G 6-3 180 4.7 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Emmanuel Ansong 20 SR F 6-4 195 2.5 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Malik Dia 23 FR F 6-9 240 2.9 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Lee Dort 34 FR F 6-10 255 2.1 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Paul Lewis 3 FR G 6-2 170 1.5 Pts, 1.3 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Miles Keeffe 25 FR G 6-5 185 0.5 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Graham Calton 22 SO G 6-5 200 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Adrian Samuels 11 FR G 6-5 170 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Kentucky Vanderbilt
ESPN BPI 23 87
Sagarin 27 77
Massey Composite 35 81

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 154-47

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 205 SR Brooklyn, NY
1 CJ Fredrick G 6′-3″ 185 SR Cincinnati, OH
2 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-9″ 180 SR Houston, TX
3 Adou Thiero G 6′-6″ 200 FR Leetsdale, PA
4 Daimion Collins F 6′-9″ 210 SO Atlanta, TX
12 Antonio Reeves G 6′-5″ 205 SR Chicago, IL
13 Grant Darbyshire G 6′-2″ 190 FR Cincinnati, OH
14 Brennan Canada G 6′-6″ 205 SR Mount Sterling, KY
21 Walker Horn G 6′-4″ 200 FR Austin, TX
22 Cason Wallace G 6′-4″ 193 FR Dallas, TX
24 Chris Livingston F 6′-6″ 220 FR Akron, OH
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 175 JR Camden, NJ
33 Ugonna Onyenso F 6′-11″ 225 FR
34 Oscar Tshiebwe F 6′-9″ 260 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 235 JR Camden, NJ

Vanderbilt Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Tyrin Lawrence G 6′-4″ 200 JR Monticello, GA
1 Colin Smith F 6′-8″ 215 FR Dallas, TX
2 Noah Shelby G 6′-3″ 180 FR Mckinney, TX
3 Paul Lewis G 6′-2″ 170 FR Woodbridge, VA
4 Jordan Wright G 6′-6″ 220 SR Baton Rouge, LA
5 Ezra Manjon G 6′-0″ 170 SR Antioch, CA
10 Myles Stute F 6′-7″ 215 JR Washington, DC
11 Adrian Samuels G 6′-5″ 170 FR Nashville, TN
12 Trey Thomas G 6′-0″ 160 JR Durham, ON
20 Emmanuel Ansong F 6′-4″ 195 SR Bordentown, NJ
21 Liam Robbins F 7′-0″ 250 SR Davenport, IA
22 Graham Calton G 6′-6″ 205 SO Charlotte, NC
23 Malik Dia F 6′-9″ 240 FR Murfreesboro, TN
25 Miles Keeffe G 6′-5″ 185 FR Novato, CA
34 Lee Dort F 6′-10″ 255 FR Mckinney, TX
42 Quentin Millora-Brown F 6′-10″ 245 SR Lorton, VA

Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Howard 63 Kentucky 95
11/11/2022 Duquesne 52 Kentucky 77
11/15/2022 Kentucky 77 Michigan State 86
11/17/2022 SC State 63 Kentucky 106
11/20/2022 Kentucky 72 Gonzaga 88
11/23/2022 North Florida 56 Kentucky 96
11/29/2022 Bellarmine 41 Kentucky 60
12/4/2022 Michigan 69 Kentucky 73
12/10/2022 Yale 59 Kentucky 69
12/17/2022 UCLA 63 Kentucky 53
12/21/2022 FAMU 68 Kentucky 88
12/28/2022 Kentucky 75 Missouri 89
12/31/2022 Louisville 63 Kentucky 86
1/3/2023 LSU 71 Kentucky 74
1/7/2023 Kentucky 52 Alabama 78
1/10/2023 South Carolina 71 Kentucky 68
1/14/2023 Kentucky 63 Tennessee 56
1/17/2023 Georgia 71 Kentucky 85
1/21/2023 Texas A&M 67 Kentucky 76
1/24/2023 Kentucky Vanderbilt
1/28/2023 Kansas Kentucky
1/31/2023 Kentucky Ole Miss
2/4/2023 Florida Kentucky
2/7/2023 Arkansas Kentucky
2/11/2023 Kentucky Georgia
2/15/2023 Kentucky Mississippi State
2/18/2023 Tennessee Kentucky
2/22/2023 Kentucky Florida
2/25/2023 Auburn Kentucky
3/1/2023 Vanderbilt Kentucky
3/4/2023 Kentucky Arkansas
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Vanderbilt Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Memphis 76 Vanderbilt 67
11/11/2022 Southern Miss 60 Vanderbilt 48
11/15/2022 Vanderbilt 89 Temple 87
11/18/2022 Morehead St 43 Vanderbilt 76
11/23/2022 Saint Mary’s 75 Vanderbilt 65
11/24/2022 Fresno St 59 Vanderbilt 67
11/30/2022 Vanderbilt 65 VCU 70
12/3/2022 Wofford 62 Vanderbilt 65
12/7/2022 Pitt 74 Vanderbilt 75
12/9/2022 Grambling 64 Vanderbilt 62
12/17/2022 NC State 70 Vanderbilt 66
12/22/2022 Alabama A&M 62 Vanderbilt 70
12/30/2022 SE Louisiana 55 Vanderbilt 93
1/3/2023 South Carolina 79 Vanderbilt 84
1/7/2023 Vanderbilt 82 Missouri 85
1/10/2023 Vanderbilt 68 Tennessee 77
1/14/2023 Arkansas 84 Vanderbilt 97
1/17/2023 Alabama 78 Vanderbilt 66
1/21/2023 Vanderbilt 85 Georgia 82
1/24/2023 Kentucky Vanderbilt
1/28/2023 Vanderbilt Texas A&M
1/31/2023 Vanderbilt Alabama
2/4/2023 Ole Miss Vanderbilt
2/8/2023 Tennessee Vanderbilt
2/11/2023 Vanderbilt Florida
2/14/2023 Vanderbilt South Carolina
2/18/2023 Auburn Vanderbilt
2/22/2023 Vanderbilt LSU
2/25/2023 Florida Vanderbilt
3/1/2023 Vanderbilt Kentucky
3/4/2023 Mississippi State Vanderbilt
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Injuries and Suspensions

Kentucky

[F] Daimion Collins (Foot) – Questionable
[G] Grant Darbyshire (Lower Body) – Out

Vanderbilt

[F] Lee Dort (Foot) – Out
[G] Miles Keeffe (Illness) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky-Vanderbilt Prediction

Kentucky 81, Vanderbilt 78

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Tuesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 PM ET. TV: SEC Network.

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