It was the Nick Richards show out of the gate. He scores the first 5 points for UK. With 15:48 to go in the half he has 5 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks. UK leads 7-2.
With the team not playing with a great deal of energy, and they kept on missing, Rupp Arena got quiet, Vandy leads 11-10 with 10:55 to go in the half. UK is shooting only 20%.
PJ Washington who didn't start makes a nice pass to Nick Richards for the easy dunk. UK goes up 14-13 with 7:52 to go in the half.
Riley LaChance, who missed three free throws at the end of the first Vandy-UK game and hadn't missed another one going into this game, hits a three. Vandy leads 26-23 with 3:45 to go in the half.
Vandy is beating UK from long range. Vandy was 4-10 from 3-point land. UK was 1-5.
At the half Vandy leads 33-27.
Nick Richards leads UK with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks.
This play sums up the game. Both teams are diving for a loose ball, Vandy comes up with it and Riley LaChance hits another 3. Vandy leads 36-29.
This was big. LaChance picks up his 4th foul with 16:25 to go in the game. You have to wonder why he was still in the game with so much time left on the clock with 3 fouls.
Down 45-31 UK wakes up and goes on a 13-2 run. The crowd is back into it. Vanderbilt's free throw makes it 47-44 Vandy.
UK kept on fighting back, but it didn't seem like it would be enough. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander makes it 63-59 Vandy with 4:55 to go.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander didn't want UK to lose. He pushes a 6-0 run with two buckets and it's 66-65 Vandy with 1:15 to go.
With :42 seconds left, Wenyen Gabriel with a turnover that turns into an easy bucket by Joe Toye. Vandy leads 70-65.
Shai was clutch. With 2 seconds to go, he hits 2 free throws to tie the game at 71 and send the game into overtime.
UK kept on fighting. With 5 seconds left in overtime, Quade Green hits a layup and UK comes back to beat Vandy 83-81.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a career high 30. Kevin Knox had 18 points and 8 rebounds.
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