After leading for almost the entire first half, Kentucky found itself trailing Vanderbilt 34-30 at halftime on Wednesday night at Rupp Arena. Ironically, that meant that the Cats had the Commodores right where they wanted them.
Prior to Wednesday, Vanderbilt had led Kentucky at halftime, in Lexington, on 10 occasions. And Kentucky had rallied to win nine of those 10 contests. So, coming from behind against Vandy was not an uncommon theme for Kentucky.
In fact, coming from behind against the ‘Dores was not anything new to the Cats. Just since 2017, UK has rallied from double-digit deficits to beat Vandy five times.
Kentucky (20-10, 11-6 SEC) saw those streaks come to an end on Wednesday as Vanderbilt upset No. 23 Kentucky 68-66 on Senior Night at Rupp Arena.