No. 10 Ky. 67, Vanderbilt 59
Feb. 14, 2002
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ Tayshaun Prince scored 20 points and Keith Bogans had 12 as Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 67-59 Wednesday night.
Gerald Fitch and Jules Camara each had 10 points, and Marquis Estill added nine points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (17-6, 7-4 Southeastern Conference), who beat the Commodores for the 18th straight time.
Matt Freije and Chuck Moore each scored 17 points to lead Vanderbilt (14-10, 4-7), which has never won at Rupp Arena in 25 games.
Kentucky shot 39 percent and made just three field goals over the final 15:24 of the game. Vanderbilt shot 36 percent overall and missed 15 of 22 3-pointers.
Kentucky led 32-23 at halftime and pushed the margin to 39-28 on Estill's 3-pointer from the top of the key with 17:20 remaining. Bogans' 3 put the Wildcats up 44-30 with 15:20 to play.
A 7-0 run cut Kentucky's lead to 44-37 with 12:22 remaining. Moore's 3-pointer pulled the Commodores to 56-52 at the 3-minute mark, but they would get no closer.
The Commodores outrebounded the Wildcats 35-33 but turned the ball over 17 times, leading to 22 Kentucky points.
Bogans hit consecutive jumpers, including his first of three 3-pointers, to spark a 13-0 run that gave Kentucky a 19-8 lead at the seven-minute mark.
David Przybyszewski's 3 pulled the Commodores to 28-21 with 2:15 remaining. Corey Smith's dunk off a steal in the closing moments of the half cut the Wildcats lead to 32-23.
For the half, Kentucky held Vanderbilt to 32 percent shooting and held a 20-16 advantage on the boards.