No. 23 Kentucky rolls past Vanderbilt 76-57

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Tyler Ulis scored 21 points, Jamal Murray added 18 and No. 23 Kentucky shot 64 percent in the second half to cruise past Vanderbilt 76-57 on Saturday.

The Wildcats (15-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) led throughout thanks to strong shooting, finishing at 55 percent from the field. Ulis’ scoring was balanced, with 11 of his points coming during a second half in which Kentucky led by as many as 21. He finished 9 of 13 from the field with two 3-pointers.

Murray meanwhile was 7 of 13 from the field including 3 of 6 from long range. Alex Poythress got Kentucky started in both halves for 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting with many coming inside.

Kentucky held Vanderbilt (11-8, 3-4 SEC) to 32 percent shooting and 33 percent from behind the arc to halt the Commodores’ three-game winning streak.

Damian Jones had 13 points and Jeff Roberson added 12 for Vanderbilt.