Vanderbilt 34 36 70
Kentucky 42 32 74
Date of game: 2/20/2013

Recap: Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt

Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Willie Cauley-Stein recorded a game-high 20 points as the Kentucky Wildcats captured their first win without injured star Nerlens Noel against the Vanderbilt Commodores 74-70, in SEC action at Rupp Arena.

Archie Goodwin contributed 16 points and six boards for the Wildcats (18-8, 9-4 SEC). Ryan Harrow added 12 points, five rebounds and four assists as Kentucky snapped a two-game losing streak.

For the Commodores (10-15, 4-9), Kedren Johnson tallied a team-high 17 points and seven assists. Rod Odom added 16 points and Kyle Fuller chipped in 14 points. Josh Henderson put up 13 points as Vanderbilt lost for the second time in its last three games.

In the first half, Kentucky knocked down 19-of-31 from the floor and took a 23-9 lead before eventually claiming a 42-34 advantage at the break.

In the second half, Vanderbilt outscored Kentucky 36-32, but it was not enough as the Wildcats held on for the four-point victory. The Wildcats converted 10- of-16 at the charity stripe over the final 20 minutes to protect their lead.

Kentucky made 51.8 percent of its shots from the floor and outscored Vanderbilt, 38-24, in points in the paint.

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