See, the thing is, after watching Davis torch Vanderbilt for a career-high 28 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks Saturday, maybe we really are just beginning to see the full potential of Davis. That’s hard to imagine for a player who is already considered one of the top two or three players in college basketball, but Davis took his game to a new level in an 83-74 Kentucky win over Vanderbilt.
The Vanderbilt Commodores (20-8, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) will be looking for some payback Saturday as they invade Rupp Arena to take on the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats (27-1, 13-0 SEC). The Commodores, fresh off a 59-48 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday night, have not lost since going down to the Cats two weeks ago.
Another week, another Southeastern Conference teleconference. With Mississippi State (Tuesday at 9 p.m. on ESPN) and Vanderbilt on the slate (Saturday at noon on CBS) for this week, we’ve got quotes from John Calipari, MSU coach Rick Stansbury and Vandy coach Kevin Stallings, plus a comment from Florida head coach Billy Donovan.
If you’re looking for a reason why Kentucky has shifted into another gear, Calipari says it’s because Teague is grasping his role. He’s understanding that less – as in shots – is sometimes more, and he’s realizing it all just in time for the homestretch of the regular season.
Voted on by a select panel of both SEC and national media members, Kentucky is predicted to capture the 2012 SEC championship. UK earned 18 of the 23 first-place votes.
Harrison notched 22 points and a career-high seven rebounds in the win over Eastern Michigan and a career-high four assists Sunday night at the Barclays Center against Providence.