Kentucky, Vanderbilt Set to Meet in SEC Tournament Quarterfinals

Kentucky vs.
Fri., March 11 – 8:30 p.m. ET
Amalie Arena
Tampa, Fla.
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Kentucky will open play in the 2022 Men’s Basketball Tournament on Friday at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET. And when they do, the Cats will see a familiar opponent on the other side of the floor.

For the third time this season, Kentucky will take on Vanderbilt. The Commodores beat Alabama 82-76 on Thursday night in the second round of the tournament. Vandy got 26 points from Scotty Pippen Jr and 18 from Myles Stute in the victory, their second in two days in Tampa.

The Cats faced the Commodores in Nashville on Jan. 11 and it was  who had a huge game. The Player of the Year had 30 points and 13 rebounds as won 78-66 in a game that was not as close as the final score would indicate. Vandy actually scored the final 16 points of the game as the Cats went scoreless over the last six minutes, after building a 28-point lead.

The rematch came on Feb. 2 at Rupp Arena, a game that Kentucky won 77-70. The second game was much closer than the first contest throughout. Davion Mintz led Kentucky with 21 points in the game, while Keion Brooks Jr. had 20 and  added 12. Tshiebwe had 11 points and 17 rebounds. Pippen led all scorers with 33 points.

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