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Kentucky 85, Vanderbilt 72: A good rebound by Coach Cal's boys. DeMarcus Cousins was overpowering in the paint. A.J. Ogilvy, Vandy's center, looked like a high school junior trying to cover Kentucky's beast.
If I were A.J., I'd have that pasted all over the inside of my locker. And I'd be pissed. Australian pissed.
3) Vanderbilt 14) Sam Houston State
Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday: Two of the best bigs in the SEC that don't play for Kentucky will match up when Mississippi State goes to Vanderbilt in a game that has significance for both. The Commodores are coming off a loss at Kentucky, while Mississippi State had a rough go at Arkansas before beating LSU at home.
2. Vanderbilt (16-4, 5-1)
Anyone looking for a change atop the mountain this week was disappointed by the effort put forth by Vandy against Kentucky. Riding a 10-game winning streak, the No. 21 Dores looked finally to be hitting their stride, but the same problems that have plagued the team all year continued to show. Kentucky nearly doubled up the Dores in rebounds and picked apart their perimeter defense.
The Commodore football team topped the Southeastern Conference in the league's 2009 Fall Academic Honor Roll released by Commissioner Mike Slive Friday. The league named 37 Commodore football players as recipients of SEC 2009 Fall Academic Honor Roll status. The Alabama and Georgia football programs were tied for second behind Vanderbilt with 31 recipients each.