Don’t worry, Vandy is as awkward as ever.
Tomorrow night, the Cats will face Vanderbilt in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. The ‘Dores just beat Arkansas in what may have been one of the more frustratingly bad SEC games ever. For the first 30 minutes of the game, Vandy was well in control, hitting it form the outside and having their way with the Razorbacks. Kedren Johnson left the game momentarily with a shoulder injury, but returned. In the last five minutes, Arkansas found a new life and tried to make a game of it before falling 75-72.
After the game, Stallings said this about his squad’s chances against the Cats: “Well, they’re a very good team, and I kind of laugh at all of this bubble talk with them. I haven’t studied them much, but they look like a NCAA Tournament team to me. …I’m sure tomorrow will be very competitive.”
Kentucky is 2-0 vs. the ‘Dores this season, but as we all know, it’s hard to beat a team three times, especially when it’s Vandy and especially in the SEC Tournament. However, neither Vandy nor Arkansas looked impressive tonight, and if the Kentucky team that beat Florida comes out to play, they should handle them easily. If not…well, we’ll get there when we get there.