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Big Blue Links: Vanderbilt’s Camron Justice no stranger to Rupp Arena

Vanderbilt guard Camron Justice (0) is defended by Gardner-Webb guard David Efianayi (11) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt won 98-62.
Vanderbilt guard Camron Justice (0) is defended by Gardner-Webb guard David Efianayi (11) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt won 98-62. The Associated Press

Big Blue Links for Saturday:

▪ Cats hopes to continue winning basketball as Vandy comes to town, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader. John Calipari wants to see more of what sent UK to an 80-66 win at Arkansas on Thursday.

▪ Skal Labissiere is learning when to quit, reports Roberts. That’s a good thing says John Calipari.

▪ Lexington-born Luke Kornet has become a dandy for Vandy, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. Kornet is the son of former Lexington Catholic star Frank Kornet, who also played at Vandy.

▪ Vanderbilt’s Camron Justice is no stranger to Rupp Arena, writes Adam Sparks of the Tennessean. Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball played at Rupp four straight years in the Boys’ State Tournament.

▪ Calipari is spending a lot of time teaching, reports WKYT.

▪ Labissiere is showing tangible progress, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Labissiere scored 11 points at Arkansas on Thursday night.

▪ Kentucky is still learning how to play, writes Metz Camfield of CoachCal.com. Calipari admits he is still trying to figure this team out.

▪ Confidence the difference for Willis and Labissiere, writes Guy Ramsey of Cat Scratches. Willis has scored 12 points in each of his last two games.

▪ Willis makes UK a better team, reports Alex Forkner of the Cats Pause. The junior earned a spot in the starting lineup at Fayetteville.

▪ Calipari hopes confidence continues, writes Keith Taylor of KyForward. Kentucky hoping to put back-to-back productive games together.

▪ Are Louisville’s freshmen better than Kentucky’s freshmen? asks Rick Bozich of WDRB.

▪ Let’s not forget how great Tyler Ulis is playing, writes Steve Kaufman for Sea of Blue.

▪ Kentucky will have to do more than defend three-pointer to beat Vandy, writes Larry Vaught of VaughtsViews.

▪ Louisville’s ACC roller-coaster ride arrives, reports Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal. The Cards play Georgia Tech on Saturday.

▪ It will not be the same old Lady Vols who visit Lexington on Monday, reports Steve Megaree of the AP. Holly Warlick’s team has struggled this season.

Vanderbilt men’s basketball 2015-16

Date

Opponent

VU

Opp

Dec

Overall

SEC

11/13

Austin Peay

80

41

W

1-0

11/16

Gardner-Webb

98

62

W

2-0

11/19

Stony Brook

79

72

W*

3-0

11/23

vsSt. John's

92

55

W

4-0

11/24

vsWake Forest

86

64

W

5-0

11/25

vsKansas

63

70

L

5-1

12/2

Detroit

102

52

W

6-1

12/6

@Baylor

67

69

L

6-2

12/9

Dayton

67

72

L

6-3

12/19

Wofford

80

56

W

7-3

12/22

@Purdue

55

68

L

7-4

12/30

W Michigan

86

61

W

8-4

1/2

LSU

82

90

L

8-5

0-1

1/5

@Arkansas

85

90

L*

8-6

0-2

1/9

@S Carolina

65

69

L

8-7

0-3

1/12

Auburn

75

57

W

9-7

1-3

1/16

Alabama

71

63

W

10-7

2-3

1/20

@Tennessee

88

74

W

11-7

3-3

SEC men’s basketball games Saturday

  • 12:00 - South Carolina at Tennessee (SEC)
  • 2:00 - LSU at Alabama (ESPNU)
  • 2:00 - Ole Miss at Mississippi State (SEC)
  • 4:00 - Missouri at Texas A&M (SEC)
  • 4:00 - Vanderbilt at Kentucky (ESPN)
  • 6:00 - Arkansas at Georgia (SEC)
  • 8:00 - Auburn at Florida (SEC)
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