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Live Betting: Vanderbilt Could Kentucky's 50 Game Home Winning Streak
The University of Kentucky basketball was nearly upset Tuesday night at Mississippi State but staged a dominant second-half rally. The Cats have never lost at home under Coach John Calipari, but Vanderbilt is more than capable of pulling the upset. There will be live betting available on this game at Bovada’s NCAA basketball odds.
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Kentucky (27-1, 13-0) won its 19th straight game Tuesday but was down 41-28 at halftime at MSU. That was the Wildcats’ biggest deficit of the season. UK took its first lead at 63-62 with 4:11 remaining on a layup by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the Cats never trailed again. Kidd-Gilchrist scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half and also added 10 rebounds. Kentucky finished the game on a 20-4 run. A win here officially clinches the SEC regular-season title for UK.
Vanderbilt (20-8, 9-4) has won three in a row. The Commodores had little trouble Wednesday with South Carolina, winning 59-48. SEC leading scorer John Jenkins led the way with 21. He leads the nation in 3-pointers made per game. Jeffery Taylor, the SEC's second-leading scorer averaging 17.8 points, had a season-low four.
Vandy gave Kentucky all it could handle in Nashville, losing 69-63 on Feb. 11. Doron Lamb hit a 3-pointer with 3:18 left to put Kentucky ahead to stay, and the Wildcats didn’t allow a point inside the final 4 minutes. Vanderbilt led 63-61 with 4:08 to go on a jumper by Brad Tinsley. The loss ended a four-game home winning streak over No. 1 teams for Vandy.
The Commodores, who lost by two points last season at Rupp Arena, 68-66, have not won at Kentucky since the 2007 campaign. UK leads the all-time series in Lexington 78-14. Vandy has faced Kentucky 15 times when the Wildcats were No. 1 and have a 4-11 record against UK in those games. VU is 0-6 in those games played in Lexington.
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