Only a few possessions into Thursday night’s SEC opener between Kentucky and Vanderbilt, it wasn’t hard to figure out the Commodores’ strategy to try to spring an upset. They were going to attack Kyle Wiltjer off the dribble until he proved he could stop them.
Sometimes the player Wiltjer was guarding would merely isolate him and try to go at the rim. Other times Wiltjer’s man would set a high ball screen for guard Kedren Johnson in hopes Wiltjer would switch it and have to defend a quicker man off the dribble. Regardless of what Vanderbilt did to attack Wiltjer, however, more often than not it resulted in a basket.