Kentucky wins 2nd straight, holds off Vanderbilt 77-74

Olivier Sarr scored 24 issues, Davion Mintz made the game-winning Three-pointer with 47 seconds left and Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 77-74 on Tuesday night time for its ninth-straight win towards the Commodores. 

Kentucky’s Jacob Toppin blocked Scotty Pippen Jr.’s shot with 41 seconds to play. Pippen grabbed the rebound after Mintz overlooked a jumper at the resulting ownership, however Trey Thomas and Maxwell Evans every overlooked attainable game-tying 3s. Evans’ shot hit the entrance of the rim on the buzzer. 

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Kentucky (Three-6, 2-Zero Southeastern Convention), which had misplaced six instantly sooner than beating Mississippi State 79-73 in double-overtime on Saturday, have shyed away from the primary three-game shedding streak within the 45-year historical past of Rupp Enviornment. 

Sarr, a senior switch from Wake Wooded area, was once five of 10 from the sphere, made 14 of 17 loose throws and had a team-high seven rebounds. Dontaie Allen added 14 issues for the Wildcats. Devin Askew and Mintz had 11 issues apiece. 

Pippen had 18 issues, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for Vanderbilt (Four-Four, Zero-2). Dylan Disu added 18 issues and 10 rebounds for his 8th profession double-double. Jordan Wright had 18 issues off the bench and Myles Stute chipped in 16. 

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Stute, Disu, and Wright mixed for ten Three-pointers. 

The Commodores closed the primary part on an 11-Four run for a 40-33 halftime benefit. It was once the 5th instantly season Vanderbilt led at halftime in Lexington. Neither crew held greater than a five-point lead in the second one part. 

Vanderbilt has misplaced 12 in a row in Rupp Enviornment relationship to a 72-67 victory on Jan. 20, 2007.

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