If the wait is the hardest part, waiting for the 9:00 p.m. tip-off at Memorial Gymnasium is the most difficult thing Kentucky fans will do all year. While you wait, get a refresher on all of the numbers that matter in Kentucky’s matchup with Vanderbilt.
0 — Times Bryce Drew has defeated the Kentucky Wildcats in five attempts.
2 — Vanderbilt players averaging double figures, Saban Lee (13.4 ppg) and Simi Shittu (13.1).
2.3 — Steals per game by Ashton Hagans. Only Tremont Waters has more steals. Hagans has at least two steals in each of the last nine games.
6 — Vanderbilt has made 147 threes this season, the sixth-most in the SEC, but they only make 33.3 percent of their attempts, ranked 11th in the SEC.
8.1 — Rebounds per game by P.J. Washington, good for fifth in the SEC.
14.3 — Points per game in SEC play by Aaron Nesmith, the most by any Commodore.
16 — Average points Washington has scored through the last four games, including a pair of back-to-back 20+ point performances.
69 — Vanderbilt’s free throw shooting percentage is ranked 10th in the SEC. Nice.