Box score: UK vs. Western Ky.

March 16, 2012 

Western Kentucky (66)

NAME mi fg-a 3-pt ft-a rb a pf tp

Fant 32 6-14 0-0 1-1 4 0 2 13

Akol 22 1-7 0-1 0-0 3 1 1 2

Gordon 36 6-10 0-1 0-0 5 0 1 12

Crook 17 1-6 0-0 1-2 3 2 2 3

Price 33 6-11 3-7 6-7 4 0 5 21

Anyigbo 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 2

McDonald 31 4-11 3-6 2-4 3 5 2 13

Sheldon 0+ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Akamune 9 0-1 0-0 0-2 2 0 1 0

Snipes 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0

Starks 0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Zollo 13 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0

Team 3

Totals 200 25-63 6-15 10-16 30 10 19 66

Kentucky (81)

NAME mi fg-a 3-pt ft-a rb a pf tp

Jones 35 9-13 1-2 3-3 10 2 2 22

Kidd-Gilchrist34 4-8 0-1 1-3 7 2 3 9

Davis 36 5-8 0-0 6-8 9 3 0 16

Lamb 29 7-12 2-4 0-0 4 0 2 16

Teague 32 3-7 0-1 6-8 2 4 1 12

Miller 26 2-4 0-0 2-3 4 3 3 6

Polson 0+ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Beckham 0+ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Vargas 0+ 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0

Long 0+ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Wiltjer 8 0-2 0-2 0-0 2 0 3 0

Team 0

Totals 200 30-54 3-10 18-25 39 14 14 81

Western Kentucky 26 40—66

Kentucky 45 36—81

Field-goal shooting: WKU 39.7, UK 55.6. Free-throw shooting: WKU 62.5, UK 72.0. Technicals: UK-Davis. Turnovers: WKU 10 (Anyigbo 2, Crook 2, Zollo 2, Akol 1, Fant 1, McDonald 1, Snipes 1), UK 12 (Lamb 3, Teague 3, Wiltjer 3, Kidd-Gilchrist 2, Jones 1). Blocked shots: WKU 2 (Akol 1, McDonald 1), UK 9 (Davis 7, Kidd-Gilchrist 1, Wiltjer 1). Steals: WKU 6 (Fant 3, Crook 1, McDonald 1, Snipes 1), UK 2 (Davis 1, Jones 1). Officials: Gerry Pollard, Edwin Edsall, Jerry Heater. Attendance: 22,131.

Records: WKU 16-19, UK 33-2.

Talking points

UK jumped up 7-1 on two dunks and a Terrence Jones three-pointer. Vanderbilt did not back off and became the more aggressive team. Miller and Kyle Wiltjer ignited a 17-4 Kentucky run and a 35-30 lead. Back came Vandy and it was 37-37 at the half. It was back-and-forth to start the second half. A couple of monster jams by Jones put UK up 54-49 at 10:36. The lead was still 62-57 when Vandy went to a zone with five minutes left. UK started missing open shots, and Vandy took the lead 65-62 with 1:30 left. UK did not answer. What looked like a tired UK team had no field goals after the eight-minute mark.

Telling numbers

■ Kentucky was 12-for-53 in the SEC Tournament on three-pointers.

■ Vandy shot 48 percent in the first half; UK 40 percent. Not many halves this year have had that kind of disparity.

■ Kidd-Gilchrist had five points, five fouls and no rebounds. Not typical — maybe time to start again.

■ Odd stat of the day? With 12 minutes left, Wiltjer had three blocks; Anthony Davis had one.

Thumbs up

■Miller stepped up Sunday. UK must have that the rest of the way.

■Jones was big all week.

■If you are one of those who believed UK needed another loss, here you go.

Thumbs down

■A team that has closed out opponents down the stretch all year, UK was outscored 14-2 to end this one.

■UK settled for too many three-pointers. In the first half, 16 of UK's 35 shots were three-pointers.

■Other than Wiltjer, UK's bench had zero points in the tournament.

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