NASHVILLE, TN (WAVE) - Seventh-ranked Kentucky landed a knockout punch early, and cruised to an 87-52 blowout victory at Vanderbilt. The win was the sixth straight for the Cats. The Commodores have now lost seven consecutive games.
UK coach John Calipari has said that sophomore, PJ Washington should be considered one of the best players in the country, and the 6-foot-7 forward delivered. He had a double-double in the first half with 18 points and 10 rebounds as Kentucky built a 45-15 halftime lead. He would finish the game with 26 points and 12 rebounds, including 3-for-3 shooting from beyond the arc.
The Cats are now 16-3 (6-1 SEC) and sit in third place in the Southeastern Conference. They return to action at Florida on Saturday at 4 p.m. South Carolina visits Rupp Arena on Tuesday.