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Anchor Drop, February 17, 2021: Kentucky Tonight

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Vanderbilt looks to build on Saturday’s win at Mississippi State.

NCAA Basketball: Vanderbilt at Mississippi State Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

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Vanderbilt basketball, coming off a 72-51 win at Mississippi State on Saturday, now gets a 6-13 team on the schedule tonight that you were only intimidated by because it has the name “Kentucky” on the uniform. Kentucky won the first matchup back on January 5 when Max Evans’ game-tying three-point attempt rimmed out at the buzzer; the rematch will be at Memorial Gym, and just in time for Kentucky to come to town, Vanderbilt has announced that a limited number of students will be allowed in the gym. (If any of them show up wearing blue, we riot.) Anyway, game time is 6:00 PM CT and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.

Vanderbilt swimming is at the SEC Championships, which open tonight in Athens, Georgia.

SEC Basketball Schedule

Kentucky at Vanderbilt (6:00 PM CT, SEC Network): Vanderbilt +3.5, Under 142.5

South Carolina at Tennessee (8:00 PM CT, SEC Network): South Carolina +11.5, Under 144