Vanderbilt is Kentucky’s next opponent in the sport of men’s basketball and John Calipari’s Wildcats are catching Bryce Drew’s Commodores at a good time.
Vanderbilt was in Athens last night to take on the Georgia Bulldogs, which did not go well. At all. Georgia won that game by 19 points — the same Georgia team that lost by 46 at Tennessee last weekend.
After the game, Coach Drew was asked about playing Kentucky on Saturday and he said they won’t spend any time looking at Kentucky today; they will instead look back at all the things that went wrong against the Bulldogs.
“We’ll plant a seed,” Drew said. “And hopefully the harvests are coming soon.”
The problem there is Vandy’s seeds and harvests don’t have a lot of time before the Commodores make the trip to Lexington. Kentucky already has a one-day advantage by playing on Tuesday, plus the benefit of playing at home. So it’s the perfect opportunity for the Cats to get a dominant win with 40 minutes of good basketball, something we haven’t seen through the first two games of SEC play.
Vanderbilt is currently winless in the conference, having lost its first game to Ole Miss by 10 points at home. It’s just not the same team after the injury to star point guard Darius Garland, who is out for the entire season after leading the team in scoring through five games.
Let’s win big. It’ll really make BBN happy.